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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Live Christmas Tree Test Burn

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The Pierre Fire Department wants to torch your Christmas tree –all in the name of safety.

At the end of the holiday season, the Pierre Fire Department occasionally burns live Christmas trees. This exercise shows the Department how well hydrated the trees are at the end of the season and provides tree owners with fire safety insight.

“This gives everyone who has a live tree in their home an opportunity to see how flammable it may have become over the holidays,” says Fire Chief Ian Paul. “If the tree torches out and burns quickly, we know there was some degree of fire threat. We can help people understand how to minimize that threat in the future.” 

If you’re interested in having your tree torched, the Fire Department will be at the Pierre Solid Waste facility at 2800 East Park Street during the updated dates and times due to weather:

  • Friday, December 28 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 29 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This service is offered at no cost to Pierre residents.

Until then, the Pierre Fire Department is reminding people with live Christmas trees to ensure your tree stays watered. The water level should never fall below the trees base. It is also critical that no heat sources are in close proximity to the tree. If your tree is losing a lot of needles, it may be under hydrated and can pose a fire threat.




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