Christmas trees can catch on fire
Last updated 12/13/2007 at Noon
A house fire that occurred in the 3100 block of Gird Road this week was caused by an unattended fire in the fireplace that caught the nearby Christmas tree.
Although minimal, officials estimate the cost of structural and smoke damage at $50,000.
North County Fire says that it is extremely important that Christmas trees be watered every day. It is not uncommon for trees to need two gallons of plain water each day.
They should be watered twice a day so that the water reservoir never runs dry. If the water runs out a tree will form a sap seal on the bottom of the trunk within ten minutes to...