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PSA: Your Christmas Tree Is a Fiery Death Trap

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O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, you really are quite frightening! At least, you are after I've seen you burn down a living room in less than 60 seconds. Remember last year's video? It gets worse.


Gone In 60 Seconds

xmas tree fire

Dry Tree vs. High Moisture Tree Fire

comparison wet to dry


couch view

These demos are provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and if setting these evergreens ablaze isn't the most fun part of their job, I'm shocked.


So be good (about fire safety) for goodness sake! And make sure that the coal in your stocking isn't anywhere near a match. [NIST via Pawesome]