Christmas Tree Home Safety Advice

I don't know if you've ever seen a Christmas tree on fire, but it's one amazing site to see. I was probably 16 years old when I was working on a construction site and a fellow construction worker, brought his old Christmas tree there. I thought it was weird, why would anyone bring a Christmas tree to a job site.

The job foreman announced to everyone that he was going to place the tray in the middle of the street and light it on fire after lunch. He gave us a brief talk about home fire prevention, but when they say that there's a big difference between telling someone about Christmas tree home safety and showing them, I'm here to tell you that they're absolutely right.

The foreman didn't pour any gasoline on the tree or any other flammable materials. He simply lit it at the bottom and with in less than 60 seconds, all that was left of the Christmas tree was burned up branches and one unsightly tree skeleton. I couldn't believe my eyes and probably wouldn't have, if I didn't actually see it for myself.

I learned a valuable lesson that day and hopefully you won't have to see for yourself, but can take my word on it. That wasn't my last encounter with Christmas tree fires, but it’s one that I'll never forget. Christmas trees are extremely flammable and you shouldn't ever place anything on the tree that could create a spark or start a fire.

You should only use Christmas tree lights that are specially rated to use on your Christmas trees. You shouldn't place lit candles around or on your Christmas tree ever. One more thing, that's very important for home fire prevention, would be smoking. Make sure that you don't smoke near a dried out flammable Christmas tree.

Home fire prevention and Christmas trees won't be a problem, if you take some time to educate yourself about how Christmas tree fire starts. I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope that you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday season.