U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series: Seven-Fatality Christmas Tree Fire [open pdf - 509KB]
"On December 22,1990 at approximately 11:10 p.m. a Christmas tree fire originated in the family room of the Dell'Orco home. The father, in the family room at the time of the fire, made futile attempts to remove the burning tree from the house. The mother called the fire department and removed one child. They escaped, with injuries. She tried to reenter the home but could not because of heavy smoke and heat. The father abandoned the burning tree removal and attempted to rescue six of his children still in the home. The fire took the lives of the father and all six children."
US Fire Administration Technical Report Series: Report 46
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