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Provo burns a Christmas tree mock-up to remind its residents to be safe this holiday

Posted at 7:44 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 09:44:33-05

PROVO — Firefighters in Provo are reminding all Utahns to take precautions with their Christmas trees.

Provo Fire and Rescue say that a live tree can be a fire hazard.

Lights can act as an ignition source on a dry tree.

Residents should water their tree daily to prevent it from drying out.

In the case of a fire, the firefighters say to get out of your home, stay out of your home, and call 911.

Watch the video below to see how quickly a fire can spread from a dry tree.