Andrew Freeborn

Christmas Tree Fire Safety

To help increase awareness about holiday fires in our community, the Bakersfield City Fire Department and Kern County Fire Department are coming together to conduct a “Christmas Tree Fire Safety Demonstration.”


Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires each year. Typically, shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches start tree fires.


-Water your Christmas tree every day. A dry tree is dangerous because it can catch on fire easily.

-Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell, and feel like real candles.

-Make sure your tree is at least 3 feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles, or heat vents.


Media is encouraged to attend this year’s demonstration.


DATE: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Olive Drive Fire Training Facility, 5642 Victor St. Bakersfield, CA 93308

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