Protecting the Christmas Tree Against Fire

Issue 12 and Volume 107.

Protecting the Christmas Tree Against Fire As the Yuletide rolls around, members of the Fire Servce say a silent prayer that this season no Christmas tree fires will mar a perfect Holiday. For those chiefs who might have mislaid or forgotten the formula for making Christmas firesafe—at least temporarily, we pass along these recommendations of the National Board of Fire Underwriters and other authorities. And following that, we suggest the post-holiday public burning of all trees that can be collected (and that are so heavily “fireproofed” that they won’t burn) as practiced in Colorado Springs and elsewhere. Flere arc the suggestions: Obtain a fresh tree and keep it outdoors until actually needed. Cut the end of the trunk diagonally at least one inch above the original cut end, stand it at once in a container of water, and keep it cool by sprinkling the branches with water from time to…

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