Watch How Fast A Christmas Tree Can Catch Fire

Terrifying video compares how an unwatered Christmas tree can be engulfed in flames in less than 30 seconds while a well watered tree can take longer.

Make sure to water your Christmas tree daily to prevent this rapid fire acceleration. 

Read more on how to pick out your tree and tips on taking care of it here.

Christmas tree fire

'Tis the season. As you begin to decorate for the holidays, please stay safe and water your trees daily! This video shows just how quickly a dried out Christmas tree fire burns, with flashover occurring in less than one minute, as compared to a well-watered tree, which burns at a much slower rate. More: www.nfpa.org/christmas (Thanks to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for their assistance!)

Posted by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Video courtesy of National Fire Protection Association 

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