VIDEO: christmas tree fire destroys a living room

There’s lots to think about in December - but Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service hopes fire safety is top of your Christmas list. 

Decorations, cards, wrapping paper and Christmas trees can all act as extra fuel for a fire sparked by candles, overheated sockets, faulty fairy lights or cigarettes. The risks increase when you add cooking, drinking, parties and guests into the mix.

The short video above from the national Fire Kills campaign shows in graphic detail how a fire caused by faulty decorations can take hold in well under a minute.

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