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A Christmas-tree fire is not a good present

The St. Paul Fire Department and KSTP-TV demonstrate how important it is to keep fire safety in mind during the holidays. Video from a controlled burn shows how open flames, old holiday lights or a dry Christmas tree can quickly catch an entire room on fire.

St. Paul Fire Investigator Jamie Novak offers several fire prevention tips while warning  that the highest number of fire-related deaths occurs during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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