CHICAGO (CBS) — A Christmas tree catching fire is a rare thing.

National statistics show it only happens about a 150 times every year. But Chicago firefighters want to remind you how fast a real tree can go up in flames.

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The Chicago Fire Department presented its yearly demonstration Tuesday morning. It’s a reminder to keep your Christmas tree from drying and to keep it away from any sort of fire source.

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People should also check smoke alarm batteries to make sure they’re working properly

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