Riverside Fire District in Rothschild has reminders to prevent Christmas tree fires

  • Source: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire
  • Published: 12/11/2022 05:50 PM

A Christmas tree is often the focal point of many homes during the holidays. The focal point of your home can also easily start a fire. Riverside Fire District in Rothschild has reminders to make sure everyone is staying safe and festive. If you have a real tree, the biggest thing is to make sure it is properly watered. If a tree is too dry, it could go up in flames in a matter of seconds and spread to the rest of the home. Riverside Fire says trees should be watered every day. "If you put your hand into the base, there is always water up to your fingertips," said Jared Linke, lieutenant at Riverside. "If the needles start to get brown or the branches are drooping a bit, make sure you add some water."


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