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GeneralChristmas Caution Pin
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On Sunday, we setup our 12-yar-old artificial pre-lit christmas tree. For the last few years, we've been setting up the tree and leaving the lights on for a few hours before decorating it because we wanted to make sure it was going to work as it should. Additionally, we ALWAYS put a fire extinguisher within immediate reach so we can resolve issues, should they arise. Good thing, too.

The tree had been on for a few hours, and we were sitting on the couch - I was watching tv, and my wife was playing a game on her iPad, when suddenly, we heard a "WOOMPH" sound, and a small fireball erupted where the tree plugs into the extension cord.

My wife, without looking up from her iPad, said, "Honey, the tree is on fire", and continued playing her game (she is totally unflappable). I got up, unplugged the tree from the wall, and put the fire out with the afore mentioned fire extinguisher, and sat back down on the couch.

Again, without looking up, she said, "I guess we need a new tree."

I said, "Get a nice one", as I started channel surfing.


Tip - If you don't have a fire extinguisher next to your Christmas tree, go out and get one.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
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You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
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When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013

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