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Date: 12/02/05 02:33 AM

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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 1, 2005 at 9:42 pm
    Link: Christmas Tree Fire - What can happen if you don`t water your tree.
  2. Profile photo of popchic
    popchic Female 13-17
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    December 2, 2005 at 2:43 am
    Ist post! BTW, thats awful!
  3. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2005 at 2:46 am
    No way can a tree turn into a flamethrower like that. There must have been some sort of flammable liquid added.
  4. Profile photo of starlightann
    starlightann Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2005 at 2:48 am
    My Question is, why the hell would there just happen to be a camera set up on the tree and the places the fire grew to?
  5. Profile photo of cruxshadows
    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2005 at 2:49 am
    Hm, Terrible If That Really Happened!
  6. Profile photo of MiligrmSmile
    MiligrmSmile Male 13-17
    560 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 2:59 am
    spirithound yes, yes it can. It`s burning straight up on a dry dry piece of wood.
  7. Profile photo of b3ach_bum
    b3ach_bum Male 18-29
    220 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 3:15 am
    So remember boys and girls, water your Christmas Trees.
  8. Profile photo of JustMarc
    JustMarc Male 18-29
    731 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 3:55 am
    Damn! :-/
    Lucky me I done have a tree. ^-^
  9. Profile photo of georgiascool
    georgiascool Female 13-17
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    December 2, 2005 at 3:57 am
    ^That`s very sad. Go buy one!
  10. Profile photo of Pips12
    Pips12 Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2005 at 4:11 am
    I think that the camera was placed there on purpose. They do all sorts of test for items in the house and how fast they burn. It was probably a test therefore there most likely wouldn`t have been a flammable liquid on the tree. Who knows!!!
  11. Profile photo of foxslayer
    foxslayer Male 18-29
    274 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:20 am
    whoah 46 seconds of paril imagine how shocked u would be like being in there running into the kitchen fo r a pop and coming back like 46 seconds later with a tower of inferno i mean poo after like 10 seconds it was hudge and at the end there was so fudgeen much smoke lol
  12. Profile photo of blackmind
    blackmind Male 13-17
    696 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:27 am
    ;-() (1)im glad my tree is plastic (2)i wonder how they got the tape back?
  13. Profile photo of skinneechik
    skinneechik Female 30-39
    82 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:38 am
    It`s not a fake, and no flammable liquids were used. My husband used to teach firefighting and this is all too true. As Pips12 said, safety labs do these kinds of experiments to test safety of Xmas lights, flammability of different upholstery fabrics, etc.
  14. Profile photo of skilfrat
    skilfrat Female 18-29
    50 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:44 am
    Yes, if you note, in the video the is a logo on the bottom right corner. Maybe some tv station or something? And I know things can happen like this, its happened in my town...
  15. Profile photo of RedFizzy
    RedFizzy Female 18-29
    179 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:54 am
    OMG wow! Since I moved out from my mum`s house, I`ve not had a christmas tree...although she`s always had a fake one.
    My oma and opa told me stories about their xmas` as kids in Holland...people used to put real candles on the ends of the branches, so quite often you`d see flaming trees go flying out windows into the snow...sounds funny to watch, but not if you`re the one throwing.
  16. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:01 am
    the bunny buys it on 40 seconds.
  17. Profile photo of Aphecks
    Aphecks Male 18-29
    641 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:05 am
    GREAT. Christmas is ruined now.
  18. Profile photo of YouG
    YouG Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2005 at 7:19 am
    Aw....they even had a timer. Excellant.
  19. Profile photo of tika12001
    tika12001 Female 18-29
    324 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 7:29 am
    Yay. I watched someone`s home (or at least part of their home) get destroyed. I feel so much better now. (P.S. I am so glad we don`t have a real tree)
  20. Profile photo of Sparkly
    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 8:27 am
    OK, so it was a demo, but how did the fire start? Was it a candle, or the Christmas lights, or what?
  21. Profile photo of JPCOO
    JPCOO Male 18-29
    163 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 8:40 am
    By tika12001
    (P.S. I am so glad we don`t have a real tree)


    Nothing is wrong with having a real tree, just don`t light it on fire.

  22. Profile photo of dirtyfeet201
    dirtyfeet201 Male 13-17
    132 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 8:43 am
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh im scuurd
  23. Profile photo of Cooper_Smith
    Cooper_Smith Male 18-29
    145 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 8:46 am
    wow *suddenly feels smart for having fake tree* Yes! Foolish to have a large peice of kinlin in your house!
  24. Profile photo of JosephineHMS
    JosephineHMS Female 13-17
    585 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 9:37 am
    poor bunny.....
  25. Profile photo of sbsp_fan_1
    sbsp_fan_1 Female 13-17
    529 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 9:45 am
    This is why you need a dog.
  26. Profile photo of slinky0
    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 9:58 am
    That is scary and can easily happen. Put a dry tree with hot lights on it, and it`s a disaster wating to happen.
  27. Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
    528 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 10:20 am
    Is it just me, or does tha fire look like its sped up? it most def is
  28. Profile photo of olivka
    olivka Female 18-29
    34 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 10:23 am
    i think this was on the televsion as a fire safety thing over xmas here in the uk.. might be wrong though.. but i don remember its a fire safety video..
  29. Profile photo of RinjiHalfElf
    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 10:55 am
    Hmm, I think I remember drawing a comic once where the tree went up in flames like that. They were decorating this huge tree inside a space ship, and somehow the tree instantaneiously went up in flames unprovoked just to spite one of the characters. Then fell on them (how the the ship didn`t explode/implode, I dunno).
    If instantaneous human combustion exists, then maybe instantaneous tree (arborus?) combustion too? Heck, you could even have instantaneous dog or even monkey combustion! I think I`ll use that the next time someone tries to argue instantaneous human combustion exists, just because I can :P
  30. Profile photo of Palfas
    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 11:16 am
    "Is it just me, or does tha fire look like its sped up? it most def is"


    No it`s not. It`s 100% real time, dry x-mas tree, insta-bonfire

  31. Profile photo of Cadmium
    Cadmium Male 18-29
    15 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 11:46 am
    Hmm. Looking at the video, the fire starts at the base of the tree. Inside and below the rim of the bucket/tree/stand. I didn`t see a spark from further up in the tree from faulty lights fall into the bucket, so it seems from this video footage the fire was intentionally started with a source for the purposes of the film. It wouldn`t make sense to stand your tree in a base of anything but water and or some bedding soil. That being the case, I`m curious about the source of the ignition. Dried potting soil/tree ignited by a unseen ember or a flare set by the filmers?

  32. Profile photo of shipyard
    shipyard Male 30-39
    630 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 12:05 pm
    A bit slightly skewed. This test was done in a small room: evident due to the way the smoke rolled off of the nearest wall. However, there was also sufficient airflow to keep the fire going even with all of the deoxegenated air (smoke).

    This test is what would happen if the conditions were just right to BBQ your house. But it does shw us what "could" happen, should we have a few too many egg nog this season.

    Stay safe these holidays.

  33. Profile photo of Lauza
    Lauza Female 13-17
    13 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 12:06 pm
    whoa.. no need for fireworks then :D
  34. Profile photo of gregor_samsa
    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 12:07 pm
    Stupid christians!
  35. Profile photo of Niki-chan
    Niki-chan Female 18-29
    306 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 12:27 pm
    Welcome to the funeral diner
  36. Profile photo of YevraHNairB
    YevraHNairB Male 18-29
    579 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 12:27 pm
    Like others have said before me, this is why I use a fake tree.
  37. Profile photo of withnail101
    withnail101 Male 30-39
    221 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 12:44 pm
    I am going to buy 2.
  38. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 1:04 pm
    FAKE!!! PHOTOSHOPPED!!!
  39. Profile photo of FRANCESUX
    FRANCESUX Male 18-29
    396 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 1:21 pm
    yes it`s obviously a demo people, otherwise the camera and tape would have been burned up and u wouldn`t be watching it. also, stfu aftershock.
  40. Profile photo of M3NACE
    M3NACE Male 18-29
    414 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 1:35 pm
    what would happen to an artificial tree?

    *gets lighter*

  41. Profile photo of M3NACE
    M3NACE Male 18-29
    414 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 1:38 pm
    wait, it says fox at the end of it so it was shown on t.v
  42. Profile photo of TeaBaggins
    TeaBaggins Male 18-29
    126 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 1:41 pm
    Well, we have fake trees this year.
  43. Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
    1403 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 2:21 pm
    Maybe it was a Jewish/Christian family and the menorah was under the tree! Lol!
  44. Profile photo of pyre
    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 3:30 pm
    this is why you should have fire extinguisher in your house
  45. Profile photo of pyre
    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 3:32 pm
    oh, and also gregor_samsa please dont post anything whacking religions like that
  46. Profile photo of Aneurysm
    Aneurysm Female 13-17
    184 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 3:43 pm
    Hahaha stuff like this makes my day.
  47. Profile photo of Crazygirl32
    Crazygirl32 Female 13-17
    830 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 4:11 pm
    I found the bunny highly amusing.
  48. Profile photo of kernel_panic
    kernel_panic Male 18-29
    4 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 4:31 pm
    The video almost looks sped up. I also doubt that it is faked though. Obviously you guys haven`t burned a pine branch in a campfire before. The needles go like gasoline.
  49. Profile photo of GRAD_07
    GRAD_07 Female 13-17
    100 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 4:34 pm
    pooty
  50. Profile photo of phroedoux
    phroedoux Male 18-29
    364 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 4:38 pm
    This has been said before- but I myself have participated in a test like this I can attest to the fact that it is not faked. It is not photoshoped. It is not sped up. The tree was not doused in flamible chemicles. Certain live trees, and most plastic trees will blaze up just that fast. The design allows for a particularly speedy fire. The camera was placed there strategically in a fire proof case. The spark was triggered off site, built with common electical appliances and a simple node that creates a spark.
  51. Profile photo of Rustysword
    Rustysword Male 13-17
    21 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 4:57 pm
    This looks like its sped up by a few frames.....And i think that its edited because the screen goes black. And wheres all thhat info and crap that says the date and time like a normal camera has???
  52. Profile photo of Rustysword
    Rustysword Male 13-17
    21 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 4:59 pm
    BTW this is probably why people by those iocnic breeze air purifiers!!!!
  53. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:16 pm
    Dry Christmas trees literally explode. A few years ago, after our tree sat out in the yard for a while (drying out) I deciding to use some of the wood as firewood in a bonfire. It was amazing to see how it instantly exploded when I threw it on the fire.
  54. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:18 pm
    Thats what you Fu#king get for leaving cheap cookies out for Santa
  55. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:19 pm
    Oh, and Rustystoolsample, you are a Fuc*ing retard.
  56. Profile photo of upendy
    upendy Female 13-17
    1211 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 5:31 pm
    hehe i have a plastic tree :-P
  57. Profile photo of sarifynna
    sarifynna Female 18-29
    157 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:38 pm
    in the time it takes for your christmas tree to ruin your holiday, you could be saving hundreds on car insurance...
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    sarifynna Female 18-29
    157 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:39 pm
    also, did anyone happen to think it was a `control` burn, like that the fire department did it to make an example of what can happen? heloooo... sheesh...
  59. Profile photo of chikky200
    chikky200 Female 13-17
    29 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:43 pm
    well thats not fun
  60. Profile photo of pats_gurl12
    pats_gurl12 Female 13-17
    219 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:53 pm
    personally i think it would be so totally awsome!! i would absoloutley love to be there...but then again im kind of a pyro so..ya uur prob all gunna attack me now
  61. Profile photo of gregmitch
    gregmitch Male 18-29
    165 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 6:57 pm
    Yay. I watched someone`s home (or at least part of their home) get destroyed. I feel so much better now. (P.S. I am so glad we don`t have a real tree)

    Judging my the camera placement, it was obviously a saftey demo, not somebody`s actual home.

  62. Profile photo of kpforizzle
    kpforizzle Male 18-29
    224 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 7:06 pm
    OK look its not fake i know it cuzz every year after chrismas my family burns it... in the fireplace it shoots up extremely high with just a brank or two
  63. Profile photo of KOLLO
    KOLLO Female 18-29
    396 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 7:16 pm
    this why i have a fake tree. but how mental was that!!!
  64. Profile photo of gregor_samsa
    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 7:29 pm
    pyre: Shut the fock up, you stupid christian!
  65. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    December 2, 2005 at 7:40 pm
    The logo is NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology. This is a staged demonstration to show how quickly a fire can start and spread. It`s staged but not fake, and no accelerants were used. A dry tree can go up that fast. I use dry pine needles to start fires in the fireplace all the time. A small bed of dry pine needles under the wood is all it takes to get it going, and one match will light them with no problem.
  66. Profile photo of Rikushix
    Rikushix Male 13-17
    577 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 9:07 pm
    btw...for all of you who are realived to have a fake tree...plastic trees, at least, have been proven to be a lot more dangerous then real trees; even more flammable, depending on the cause of fire.
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    Monty_Python Male 13-17
    469 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 9:52 pm
    Holy crap!

    That was amazing...

  68. Profile photo of atownorg
    atownorg Male 13-17
    305 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 9:56 pm
    that is fake! it`s an educational film put out by the firefighters or someone.
  69. Profile photo of lexmex
    lexmex Female 18-29
    458 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 10:23 pm
    that had 2 b fake how did there just happen 2 b a camera there? and i dont really think it would have all blew up into flames that fast
  70. Profile photo of nimno121212
    nimno121212 Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2005 at 11:05 pm
    ey dat wasnt my house, poor buny i agree but dat pooe was cool.
  71. Profile photo of MidoriBug
    MidoriBug Female 18-29
    1607 posts
    December 2, 2005 at 11:19 pm
    Wow...that was crazy. I couldn`t believe that was only 45 secs worth!
  72. Profile photo of Tegeno
    Tegeno Male 13-17
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    December 2, 2005 at 11:43 pm
    COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.
  73. Profile photo of rutheir
    rutheir Female 13-17
    16 posts
    December 3, 2005 at 12:22 am
    That look so fake, but after a while I thought how could thier just so happen to be a video-camera right their at that moment. How stupid. If this was a educational film, how are we saposed 2 learn from it, buy not buying x-mass trees
  74. Profile photo of zopbob12
    zopbob12 Female 13-17
    85 posts
    December 3, 2005 at 12:31 am
    I love christmas
  75. Profile photo of RexGrossman
    RexGrossman Male 13-17
    160 posts
    December 3, 2005 at 1:07 am
    "Thats what you Fu#king get for leaving cheap cookies out for Santa"

    haha

  76. Profile photo of rhenretta
    rhenretta Male 18-29
    62 posts
    December 3, 2005 at 9:37 am
    It`s amazing to me how many people here have never tried to use their tree as firewood after the fact. The needles on the tree are very agressive burners. You put a branch in the fireplace once, and you learn your lesson. This video was probably made as a PSA
  77. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
    315 posts
    December 3, 2005 at 5:31 pm
    Wow, what a weird movie
  78. Profile photo of Spike_45
    Spike_45 Male 18-29
    37 posts
    December 3, 2005 at 11:18 pm
    That happened to me once ;-)
  79. Profile photo of tawnymw1988
    tawnymw1988 Female 18-29
    207 posts
    December 4, 2005 at 5:32 am
    Ima go hug my plastic christmas tree...
  80. Profile photo of lllBorislll
    lllBorislll Male 18-29
    443 posts
    December 4, 2005 at 6:20 pm
    i agree with starlightann wtf guys its fake
  81. Profile photo of halifax_girl
    halifax_girl Female 18-29
    2244 posts
    December 5, 2005 at 12:25 am
    Well that thing was a test probably, it`s staged anyway. But some trees could set fire as fast as that, with the wrong bulbs I guess.
  82. Profile photo of shreder23
    shreder23 Male 18-29
    800 posts
    December 10, 2006 at 3:13 pm
    no poo pips and blackmind they taped it from somwhere else, not the camera. also, its a huge waste of a camera

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