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Burning Christmas tree inside can be dangerous

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department is warning residents against burning their Christmas trees indoors.

Dried-out Christmas trees can be an explosive hazard, according to a statement released Tuesday.

Do not try to burn trees in the fireplace, even if it’s chopped into small pieces. Trees left next to the curb on trash pickup days will be removed free of charge by South Tahoe Refuse Company, according to the statement.

Christmas lights should be removed from homes to prevent damage from freezing weather, which could cause short circuits, the statement also warns.

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