Robertson’s Reportings: Christmas Tree Fire, Ban on Smoking


Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to another week of Robertson’s Reportings! The 50-foot Fox News Christmas tree burned to the ground earlier this week after a homeless arsonist recklessly set it on fire. The suspect climbed the tree and attempted to run away after lighting it on fire. Fortunately, he was caught by a security guard and taken into police custody; however, the man was freed without bail. The damage caused by the tree is estimated to cost approximately half a million dollars. A new All-American Christmas tree was put up on Thursday night.

On a similar note, a father and son were arrested on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire. Even though the men started the fire by accident, the fire was severe “to such a degree that it was considered reckless.” The fire destroyed thousands of homes and forced many more people to evacuate, and five people sustained injuries. The father and son are scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

The New Zealand government has passed new legislation in an attempt to weed out cigarette smoking. The minimum age to buy cigarettes will rise each year, thus creating a lifetime ban for anyone aged 14 and under. Officials hope to have under 5% of New Zealanders smoking in 2025, which is a big difference from the 11% of New Zealanders that currently smoke.

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