Christmas tree put in fireplace damages a McKinney home

Please dispose of trees properly!

McKinney, Texas (January 9, 2021)? The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to requests for a structural fire in the 4400 block of the Rancho Del Norte Trail. Firefighters came to find out that a real Christmas tree had been placed in a fireplace. Only the top of the tree was in the fire, so the flames traveled down the tree and out of the chimney.

Firefighters came and the fire was quickly put out.

The damage was limited to the area immediately around the fireplace.

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

It is important to properly dispose of the Christmas trees.

McKinney residents can visit www.mckinneytexas.org/recycle for different ways to properly dispose of a Christmas tree.

For more safety information, see www.mckinneyfire.org or www.nfpa.org.


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