Were you aware that a dry Christmas tree is capable of catching fire and burning faster than newspaper thrown on an open flame? Within moments, the fire can engulf an entire room.
The National Fire Protection Association estimates that fires caused by Christmas trees have resulted in an average of 19 injuries, seven deaths, and $17.5 million in property damage annually. The tree is always the first thing to ignite.
The video above shows just how quickly your Christmas tree can turn into a fatal disaster in mere seconds.
So, remember folks, keep that tree hydrated.