Houston News : VIDEO: Here’s how easy it is for your Christmas tree to catch fire, according to HFD

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The Houston Fire Department firefighters demonstrates how quickly and easily a Christmas tree can catch fire and burn at the HFD Training Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Houston. HFD partnered with Houston Apartment Association to raise awareness, provide safety and decoration tips for the Holiday season. Last December, more than 80 home and apartment fires happened in the City of Houston and caused more than $3 million in estimated damage.

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The Houston Fire Department firefighters demonstrates how quickly and easily a Christmas tree can catch fire and burn at the HFD Training Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Houston. HFD partnered with

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Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Photographer

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Photographer

The Houston Fire Department firefighters demonstrates how quickly and easily a Christmas tree can catch fire and burn at the HFD Training Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Houston. HFD partnered with Houston Apartment Association to raise awareness, provide safety and decoration tips for the Holiday season. Last December, more than 80 home and apartment fires happened in the City of Houston and caused more than $3 million in estimated damage.

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The Houston Fire Department firefighters demonstrates how quickly and easily a Christmas tree can catch fire and burn at the HFD Training Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Houston. HFD partnered with

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Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Staff Photographer

VIDEO: Here’s how easy it is for your Christmas tree to catch fire, according to HFD

One out of every 52 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, according to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association.

Houston firefighters on Tuesday gave a demonstration on just how easy it is for a Christmas tree in a living room to catch fire and gave safety tips on the use of extension cords, candle safety, cooking safety, space heater safety and the importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

According to the Houston Fire Department, there were more than 80 home and apartment fires in the city of Houston during December last year, and caused more than $3 million in estimated damage.

Michelle Iracheta is a digital reporter in Houston. Read her on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and on our subscriber site, houstonchronicle.com. | [email protected]



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