There’s something special about a live Christmas tree: the fresh pine smell, the beautiful shining lights. But as beautiful as the trees are, the Detroit Fire Department warns residents that they also pose a significant fire danger and urges residents to take important precautions.
To highlight the potential danger of a live Christmas tree, and to educate citizens on how to safeguard their holiday decorations, the Detroit Fire Department will hold a live Christmas tree burn demonstration. The demonstration has been rescheduled for Friday, December 18, promptly at 10 a.m. at Engine 27, Ladder 08, located at 4700 W. Fort St.
The demonstration will involve a fire in a display furnished with a Christmas tree, Christmas decorations, and furniture. A dry Christmas tree can go up in flames in a matter of minutes. Tragically, each holiday season, Christmas trees account for hundreds of home fires across the country.
Supplies for the event are being donated by Home Depot. Captain Chris Dixon from the Detroit Fire Marshal Division will conduct the demonstration and be available for interviews. Executive Fire Commissioner Eric Jones will also be at the demonstration.