The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice of the Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions

Care needed to prevent tree fires (video)

Demonstration shows need for watering

Schuyler Heights volunteer fireman Conor Scully extinguishes a burning tree with dry chemical Tuesday morning during a demonstration on Christmas tree safety hosted by Albany Fire Extinguisher at its headquarters in Watervliet, with assistance from the Schuyler Heights Fire Department.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schuyler Heights volunteer fireman Conor Scully extinguishes a burning tree with dry chemical Tuesday morning during a demonstration on Christmas tree safety hosted by Albany Fire Extinguisher at its headquarters in Watervliet, with assistance from the Schuyler Heights Fire Department.
  • FACEBOOK
  • TWITTER
  • GOOGLE+
  • LINKEDIN
  • PRINT
  • E-MAIL
Text Size: A | A

A dry and neglected Christmas tree can go up in smoke in a few seconds. That was the message Albany Fire Extinguisher provided at a demonstration Tuesday morning at the company’s headquarters, where staff members tried to light three typical trees on fire. “The reminder is that a dry tree can be very, very dangerous,” said Tom Kretzler, the company’s owner. “They’re very flammable.” To prove his point, he attempted to light three trees that ...


You Must Log-In or Subscribe to Continue Subscription Offer Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Advertisement

comments

There are currently no posts. Be the first to comment on this story.
Advertisement