Avoiding a Christmas Tragedy

By Jorge Avellan
By Peter Neumann

December 13, 2012 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 11:06 PM EDT

DETROIT, Mi. (My TV 20 News at Ten) --- Christmas trees bring a lot of joy to families during the holiday season, but they can also be the cause of a house fire if certain safety steps aren't taken.

Thursday, the Detroit Fire Department set a Christmas tree on fire to show residents how quickly the fire can spread.

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