Don't let a Christmas tree fire ruin your holidays

Posted at 8:19 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 15:01:38-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville firefighters are reminding us just how dangerous our beautiful Christmas trees can be.

Firefighters say the top three days for house fires are Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

On Wednesday, the Nashville Fire Department demonstrated what can happen when a Christmas tree goes up in flames.

The National Fire Sprinkler Association was also on hand to show off the benefits of having a sprinkler system in their side-by-side burn trailer.

Firefighters also decked out rooms for the holidays to highlight the importance of having working smoke detectors and keeping doors closed.

They also said this a good reminder to make sure you and your family have a well-practiced escape plan in place.