Greenville Fire-Rescue working to prevent Christmas tree fires

  • Source: WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville
  • Published: 12/10/2019 05:21 PM

Greenville Fire-Rescue crews are warning residents about the fire hazards involving Christmas trees. The National Fire Protection Association released a YouTube video with a watered Christmas tree and an unwatered Christmas tree side-by-side and each tree caught fire. Though both trees caught fire, the flames of the unwatered tree spread up the tree faster and the flames were noticeably larger. This is why Greenville Fire-Rescue urges residents to water real Christmas trees daily. Larry Cuthbertson is the owner of Mountain Boy Trees and has been in the Christmas tree business for over 30 years. He shares his watering tips. “So, when you get it home, if you will keep it hydrated, keep water in it. If it gets a little dry in the needles, you can take just a water mister and mist it. It won’t hurt your ornaments a bit,” Cuthbertson said. Greenville Fire-Rescue and Cuthbertson agree that residents shouldn’t buy a dry tree.


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