Waupun Fire Chief – Christmas Tree Safety

(Waupun) Waupun Fire Chief B. J. DeMaa says while its festive to have a real Christmas tree in your home during the season, it’s important to take proper care of it so it doesn’t become a fire hazard. He says a video at the National Fire Protection Association website can show you how fast a Christmas tree can go up if it’s too dry. DeMaa says a burning tree creates a lot of heat and smoke in a room. He says it’s important to water a tree daily and make sure it is not too close to a heat source.