Chief Joanne Hayes-White offered a few other common sense safety tips as well.
"It's very important to keep your live tree watered. They can dry out quickly. So we recommend checking the water level in the stand every two days, every other day. Don't place the tree near a heater, a fireplace, or any other heat source. And you want to make sure you don't have any frayed wires as well," Hayes-White said.
VIDEO: Menlo Park firefighters demonstrate fire dangers during Christmas
The fire department has also partnered with City Grazing to provide a green way of discarding Christmas trees in San Francisco.
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