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Americus firefighters spray Christmas trees for fire protection

Americus Firefighters will spray Christmas trees for free until December 23. (Source: WALB) Americus Firefighters will spray Christmas trees for free until December 23. (Source: WALB)
The National Fire Protection Association has more tips to keep it from catching fire.(Source: WALB) The National Fire Protection Association has more tips to keep it from catching fire.(Source: WALB)
Fire Chief Bivins said AFD offers this service because it makes people feel safer.(Source: WALB) Fire Chief Bivins said AFD offers this service because it makes people feel safer.(Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Crews in Americus want to make sure your home doesn't go up in flames because of a dried-out Christmas tree this holiday season.

Firefighters at Fire Station 1 on South Lee Street will spray your tree for free any time until December 23, 2017.

Chief Roger Bivins said in the 25 years he has worked as a firefighter in Americus, he has never seen a Christmas tree fire.

However, Chief Bivins said AFD continues offering this service each year because it makes people feel safer.

"We use a formula that we've got off the internet," said Chief Bivins. "Boric acid, borax and water, and the internet says it's pretty safe to prevent fires."

If you have a live Christmas tree, the National Fire Protection Association has more tips to keep it from catching fire.

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