Posted April 23, 2007 12:39 p.m. EDT
So, a guy in New Jersey lights a Christmas tree on fire yesterday.
He did it in the middle of the afternoon. As an experienced bonfire attendee, I can tell you that the best time to light a dry Christmas tree is after dark. It's a spectacular show. Why do it in daylight?
Anyway, the tree fire soon became a small brush fire. He tried to stomp it out -- in flip-flops. Bad, bad idea.
The flames spread to the woods and burned about 10,000 square feet.
Fortunately for the guy, he remains unidentified this morning as he recovers from minor burns.