Just because something looks pretty does not mean it can not be dangerous.

This is true when it comes to Christmas decorations, especially lights on our lovely festive trees.

When you cover a tree in electricity then there is a risk that they could be faulty and overheat.

London Fire Brigade recently released a terrifying video showing just how fast a christmas tree can go up in flames and the devastation it can cause.

Officers are now checking their Christmas lights are in good condition.

Keeping your tree well watered could thus prevent a fire from taking hold.

And PLEASE make sure you have working smoke alarms.

Intense heat and tinsel are a lethal mix that could ruin more than just christmas so make sure if you are lighting any candles they are safely contained.

Have a look at the speed at which a Christmas tree can and a room set on fire due to a broken light.