Christmas tree fires can be a serious hazard

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A Christmas Tree Fire can be a serious hazard
A Christmas tree fire, most likely sparked by Christmas tree lights, destroys a living room (Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade)

Christmas can be a dangerous time in the home. Emergency services are warning people that a Christmas tree can pose a fire hazard and have showed how a blaze can destroy a room in under 60 seconds.

The risk of fire is increased greatly, Christmas lights can be wired incorrectly, sockets can be overloaded and trees can come into contact with candles.

Dublin Fire Brigade have shared frightening footage of a fire starting under a Christmas tree and filling the room with flames and smoke. The house fire, most likely sparked by faulty Christmas tree lights, envelopes the living room in just 46 seconds. The remnants of the festive tree can be seen standing in the middle of the room. Thankfully no-one was injured in this case and the damage was limited to building and contents. Read the full story on

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