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Christmas tree put in fireplace damages a McKinney home
By McKinney Fire Department
Jan 12, 2021
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Please dispose of trees properly!

McKinney, Texas (Jan. 9, 2021) The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a call for a structure fire in the 4400 block of Rancho Del Norte Trail. Firefighters arrived to find a real Christmas tree had been placed into a home fireplace. Only the top of the tree was in the fire, so the flames traveled down the tree and out of the fireplace.

Firefighters arrived and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Damage was limited to the area right around the fireplace.

One person was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation. 

It is important to dispose of Christmas trees properly.

McKinney residents may visit www.mckinneytexas.org/recycle for several ways to properly dispose of a Christmas Tree. 

More safety information can be located at www.mckinneyfire.org or www.nfpa.org.