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By WebReporter
August 19, 2022

Extremely dry conditions with no rain in the forecast. Have sparked numerous brush fires in the area and throughout the county and state. Here are a few safety tips for fire safety. Barbeque Safety Tips (Or don't burn at all)

· Propane and Charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
· The grill should be placed well away from the home and deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep
grills away from steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass and leaves.
· Keep the grill clean by removing grease and prevent grease from building up on grill grates or in trays below the grill.
· Never leave a working grill unattended.
· Always make sure the gas grill lid is open before lighting it.
· When cooking is finished on a charcoal grill, let the coals completely cool before disposing of them in a metal container. Place the
metal container away from the house and any dry brush.

Fire pit safety tips
· Never burn on a windy day.
· Ensure your fire pit is on an even surface to reduce the risk of fire spilling out on to the ground.
· Clear all flammable material for a distance of 10 to 15 feet around the fire, and keep the fire pit this same distance from the house
or other structures (for example, a backyard shed).
· Remember to think vertically as well. There should be nothing above the fire pit, such as a tree branch, an awning or a covered
patio.
· Never put the fire pit directly on a flammable surface such as a wood deck.
· Keep piles of material to be burned small, adding small quantities of material as burning progresses.
· Always have a garden hose, shovel, water bucket or other means to extinguish the fire close at hand.
· Never leave the fire pit unattended.

Camping safety tips
· Use existing campfire rings where possible.
· Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, rotten stumps, logs, dry grass, and leaves.
· Pile extra wood away from the fire.
· Clear the area around the ring of leaves, twigs and other flammables materials.
· Never leave a campfire unattended. Even a small breeze could cause the fire to spread quickly; and
· Drown the fire with water. Make sure all embers, coals, and sticks are wet. Move rocks as there may be burning embers underneath.


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