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Here Are Some Of The 55 Palm Trees Angelenos Set Ablaze In The Name Of Freedom

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The results are in: Angelenos managed to set 55 trees on fire this 4th of July weekend.

Additionally, the LAFD told LA Weekly that there were 93 incidents related to the holiday weekend so far, but that the count is not yet complete.

But if you were under the impression you heard a lot of fireworks this weekend, you should rest easy knowing some of the noises could have just been some freedom-lovin' Americans shooting off their guns.

Shooting off guns responsibly is probably actually safer than blasting roman candles into trees. Palm trees can be particularly flammable. As you can see, they set ablaze easily and their flaming fronds are easily carried by the wind into other flammable things like bushes and dry grass. This could be especially dangerous if we were in, say, a drought.

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