Christmas Tree Goes Up In Flames

Dorset Fire Service is trying to get us to stay safe this festive season.

It's that time of year again, and our fire service is once again asking us to make sure we stay safe this Christmas.

As the decorations go up across the south coast, Dorset Fire and Rescue is asking us to make sure we test our Christmas tree lights, and make sure they're not faulty or likely to go up in smoke.

As Fairy lights and Christmas tree lights don't get used very often, the advice from the fire service is to ensure they're in good working order before using them. 

You're also advised to check the size of fuse you should use, replace any bulbs that blow and not leave lights on when you go to bed or leave the house. Finally when putting the lights up ensure that bulbs are not touching anything that can burn easily, like paper or fabrics and Christmas tree decorations.

Statistics show that you are 50% more likely to die in an accidental fire during the Christmas period than at any other time of the year.

Dorset Fire Service is also drawing our attention to this video to show how quickly a tree can go up in flames:

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