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Lighting up a tree to teach fire safety

Suffolk County fire officials put on a safety

Suffolk County fire officials put on a safety demonstration Tuesday with a purposely lighted Christmas tree fire engulfs a mock living room at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank Tuesday. (Dec. 7, 2010) Credit: James Carbone

The dangers of  fresh Christmas trees were demonstrated Tuesday when officials at the Suffolk County Fire Academy burned a  tree in a mock living room. Fire officials stress that fresh  trees need proper care and respect to prevent a holiday tragedy.  

 

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