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Christmas Tree Fire

YouTube link.

A public service announcement video from the U.S. Department of Commerce demonstrating how rapidly fire will spread in a dry Christmas tree.

Some Neatorama readers may remember an era when trees were decorated with real candles, and families kept a bucket of water with a mop nearby. Trees of that era were of course more freshly cut and had branching patterns less dense than today’s field-pruned varieties.

Via Cynical-C.

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December 16th, 2009

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