Christmas is behind us, but do you still have your Christmas tree up? If you have a fresh tree in your home, it is time to throw it out. Those dried out branches could help fuel a fire inside your house.
Hundreds of house fires across the country are caused by Christmas trees. Many of them, because they are dry fuel sitting right in your living room.
Taking down all the decorations - the ornaments, the tinsel, the lights - and disposing a Christmas tree can be a chore. Some people really do leave it lying around too long, saying, what's the worst that could happen? According to the Spokane Fire Department, depending on the situation, if your tree ends up too close to defective wiring, heaters or anything flammable - it's a fire, that could cost you your home or life.