Family loses home to Christmas tree fire

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - A Zachary family is picking up the pieces after their mobile home caught fire because of a Christmas tree.

It happened at around 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Fire officials say the tree was set fire by a candle that was next to it. There were two children and an adult at home at the time. All three were able to escape.

Fire officials advise that the best thing to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays is to recycle it or throw it out.

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