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Your beautifully decorated Christmas tree can also be a deadly fire hazard.
Christmas tree fires are infrequent, but when they do occur, they are serious, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires caused by Christmas trees each year from 2007-2011. The result was a yearly average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, the NFPA reported.