Cal Fire reminds people of Christmas tree dangers

December 15, 2009 6:00:40 PM PST
Cal Fire officials Tuesday lit a Christmas tree on fire to try to remind people to think "safety first" this season.

Officials recommend simple things, such as giving your tree plenty of water and watching where you put extension cords and space heaters.

Across California, holiday decorations cause about $8 million in fire damage each year.