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Lessons in Christmas tree safety

Chief John Murray, of Nassau County firefighters museum in Garden City, and volunteer firefighters point out the dangers of residential Christmas tree fires at an event on Wednesday. (Dec. 11, 2013)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, the chief safety instructor of the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center in Garden City, John V. Murray, and volunteer firefighters simulated a residential Christmas tree fire during an event to publicize Christmas tree safety tips at the center Wednesday. One of the goals of the event was to demonstrate how quickly a live Christmas tree can become engulfed in flames if allowed to dry out.

Take a look at the video.

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