Christmas tree fires: Simple tips to avoid potentially deadly danger

Prevent Christmas Tree Fires

On Wednesday, December 16, Dr. David Greenhalgh, our Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California was featured on the Today Show  to discuss the importance of fire safety.

A leader in pediatric burn care, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California provides life-saving care to children throughout California and beyond who have suffered devastating injuries caused by house fires. During the holiday season, Christmas trees, candles and unprotected fireplaces can cause accidental burn injuries. Sacramento firefighters joined Dr. Greenhalgh on TODAY in demonstrating the importance of watering your Christmas tree.

You can find more tips on how to keep your family safe from house fires this holiday season at



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One Comment

  1. Hey thanks for the tips. Who knew watering the tree regularly was THAT crucial. By the way, let’s not forget to make sure to keep a fire extinguisher nearby and have an escape plan just in case an accident happens anyway.

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