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South Park fire department to offer Christmas tree fire safety demo

| Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

The Broughton Volunteer Fire Department in South Park will host a Christmas tree fire safety program at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at its fire hall, 1030 Cochrans Mill Road.

The demonstration will consist of a live fire on a natural Christmas tree in a fully furnished living room. The goal of the demonstration is to show the burning behavior of a typical Christmas tree fire, and why it is important to keep the tree hydrated, according to the fire department's Facebook event .

These kinds of fires are four times more deadly than the average house fire and last year resulted in the deaths of six people.

Food and drinks will be provided during the demonstration.

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at or 412-871-2346.

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