Eek. Watch how fast that fire spreads! Good thing we included holiday safety tips in our latest newsletter.
If you're planning to get a tree, I urge you use the following advice:
WATER: Keep it well watered. The less dry it is, the less flammable needles it will drop. Here's an idea: every time you think about making yourself a hot cocoa (which for me is pretty often!) water your tree first.
LIGHTS: There are indoor lights and outdoor lights. The outdoor ones are too hot for your tree. Read the instructions on the lights, and remember to unplug them when you're not around. If you're forgetful like me, get a timer. And for goodness sake make sure those wires are all intact!
ACTION: In case of emergency, I like this decorative tip from Scott... Put a big red bow on a fire-extinguisher and place it within reach.