The holiday season puts many in the festive spirit as they put up Christmas trees and decorate them with lights.

However, the Corpus Christi Fire Department wants Coastal Bend residents to understand the dangers that come along with Christmas trees, and how to protect themselves and their loved ones during the holidays.

The CCFD hosted a safety demonstration Thursday afternoon to show just how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames.

Kiii News Reporter Michelle Pedraza spoke with fire officials at the demonstration and went Live with more on how you can protect your family and your home from fire hazards this holiday season.

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