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Here's how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames and torch a home

The Sacramento Fire Department conducted a demonstration on how fast a dry Christmas tree can turn into a torch inside home. The video illustrates how important it is to keep a tree watered and away from heat sources such as a space heater. Firefighters ignited the tree Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in a simulated living room. Also, fire officials said, make sure smoke detectors are working.

Fires

Two injured in Hagginwood fire

Two adults were sent to the hospital with burns Thursday night when a fire heavily damaged a home in the 3100 block of Callecita Street in Sacramento. The Sacramento Fire Department was able to contain the blaze to the home, which is located in the Hagginwood neighborhood near Arcade and Marysville boulevards. Cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fires

House fire along Bradshaw Road claims lives of two dogs

An early morning house fire on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in the 8100 block of Bradshaw Road caused extensive damage. Firefighters contained the fire and searched the residence. Nobody was found inside. No cause for the blaze has been released. Two dogs died in the fire.

Fires

Fire at Carmichael house causes $50,000 damage

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews were dispatched just before 10 p.m. to a home in the 5600 block of Hesper Way, where they attacked the fire that started on the exterior of the house and spread to the attic and interior.

Fires

'Suspicious' south Sacramento fire under investigation

Sacramento Fire Department crews responded to a "suspicious" attic fire Thursday morning, Oct. 20, 2016, in the 7900 block of Whisper Wood in south Sacramento. Battalion Chief Craig Emery says the empty home is being remodeled and there is no electricity in the home.

Videos

Here's how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames and torch a home

The Sacramento Fire Department conducted a demonstration on how fast a dry Christmas tree can turn into a torch inside home. The video illustrates how important it is to keep a tree watered and away from heat sources such as a space heater. Firefighters ignited the tree Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in a simulated living room. Also, fire officials said, make sure smoke detectors are working.
Sacramento Fire Department
Here's how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames and torch a home 0:49

Here's how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames and torch a home

Two injured in Hagginwood fire 0:21

Two injured in Hagginwood fire

Fire engulfs Tahoe City vacation home 0:29

Fire engulfs Tahoe City vacation home

Suspicious fire at abandoned house in south Sacramento 0:28

Suspicious fire at abandoned house in south Sacramento