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Trees light up for Solvang Christmas tree burn

Posted at 10:48 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 01:51:52-05

Santa Barbara County Firefighters lit more than 100 trees at the 31st annual Christmas tree burn in Solvang Friday.

700 people brought their trees by the Santa Ynez Mission to be disposed of safely.

“The biggest purpose is fire safety demonstration,” said Jenny MccLurg, Solvang Senior Recreation Coordinator. “We want the public to see how fast a fire can happen with a Christmas tree.”

Solvang city staff partnered with firefighters to make it happen. It’s one of the largest safety demonstrations on the Central Coast.