Glendale house fire a reminder to throw out Christmas trees

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Three people were displaced following a house fire Thursday near 43rd and Peoria avenues.

Glendale Fire said the occupants believed their Christmas tree caught fire, prompting the agency to remind people that a dry tree can be very dangerous and to not turn on the lights if the tree is dry. Residents are encouraged to dispose of their trees if they are dried out.

Dry danger

Glendale fire teamed up with Tempe fire for a video to explain the fire danger a dry Christmas tree brings to a home.

Glendale Fire Dept. on Twitter

Day Three of the 12 Days of Safety brought to you by Tempe Fire Department. Watch their side by side comparison of a dry Christmas tree and a watered Christmas tree on fire. Thanks for the safety tips! Stay safe. https://t.co/LhdY98VcTP

Tree disposal

The Solid Waste Department has established drop-off sites for residents to bring trees for recycling from December 26 to January 8, 2020. Please remove all stands, ornaments, tinsel and decorations before dropping off your tree.

Tree drop locations include:

  • Acoma Park, 53rd Avenue and Acoma Road
  • Fire Station No. 156, 6801 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale
  • Glendale Heroes Park, 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road
  • Foothills Park, 57th Avenue and Union Hills Drive
  • Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale
  • O'Neill Park, 64th Avenue and Missouri Avenue
  • Rose Lane Park, 51st Avenue and Marlette Avenue

Curbside Collection: Also, you can leave your tree out for the monthly Bulk Trash collection scheduled for your area.

Visit http://www.glendaleaz.com/sanitation/bulktrash.cfm  for the schedule.
Call 623-930-2660.

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