Today the Long Beach Fire Department tried to demonstrate how fast a Christmas tree could catch on fire. One problem, the tree wouldn’t light. The first tree they lit had small flames which quickly went out and the second was too green to hold a flame. But the lack of an ignitable tree wasn’t gonna stop the demonstration – with a bunch of wadded up pages of the Press-Telegram under the tree and the pines sufficiently doused with gasoline all that was needed was a small flame and BOOM, the Conifer lit up, well… like a Christmas Tree.
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