Christmas Tree Fire Dangers

The Roseville Fire Department reminds you of the fire danger with natural Christmas trees. Though tree fires are rare, a very dry Christmas tree can present a fire danger.

Here are some tips:
  • When purchasing a natural tree, cut 1/2" off the trunk so that the tree can soak up the water.
  • Keep a constant supply of water in the stand. Natural trees can "drink" a lot of water, especially when first set up.
  • Keep any heat sources away from the tree
  • Use only UL listed light strings if you do decorate the tree with lights.
A dry Christmas tree can burn very quickly, leaving little time to escape. This short video demonstrates the potential danger of a tree fire. Please note that there is no sound and depending on your connection speed, the video may take several minutes to load.