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Perrysburg Township firefighter Jake Hoffman is about to set a fire with a flare to demonstrate how a Christmas tree can burn.

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Duke Wheeler owner of Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm talks about Christmas tree safety at the Owens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness in Perrysburg Township.

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Perrysburg Township fire inspector Keith Feeney, left, and firefighter Jake Hoffman set the fire. They a had a great deal of difficulty getting the fire to ignite as it might in a regular living room so they used a flare to ignite it.

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A Christmas tree burns in a mock living room to demonstrate holiday hazards.

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The majority of the mock living room is obscured by smoke as fire from the Christmas tree reaches the furniture.

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The controlled burn of the Christmas tree reaches presents in the mock living room at Owens Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness .

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Ornaments and tree limbs are devoured by flames during the controlled burn.

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Perrysburg Township firefighter Steve Harrison extinguishes the Christmas tree fire.

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