01/01/2015 01:51 EST | Updated 03/02/2015 05:59 EST

Christmas tree fire guts home in Delta

A family is now without a home after their Christmas tree caught on fire. 

Firefighters spent most of the Tuesday night battling a stubborn fire in Delta and at one point, flames were coming through the top floor. 

A family was inside when the fire broke out and they say it took just seconds to leap from their Christmas tree to their living room.

The fire department says there are usually problems with Christmas trees every year, especially after the big day when trees get drier and people may not water them, knowing they will soon be taken out of the house.