Be Careful With Outdoor Burning

Outdoor burning can be tricky. Temperature and humidity are usually predictable, but the wind isn’t always your helpful friend. Sudden bursts of wind or a surprising change in direction can carry your simple fire from leaves or brush to a fast-moving inferno that can be hard to control. Our crews have been out on several grass fires lately, in fact, we are out right now catching a runaway flame on someone’s ground. So, we ask, if you decide to burn before our next rain please stay with your fire, get a helper if needed to maintain control, ensure you have an effective fire line around your burn area, and remember to burn ONLY legal (natural) materials when weather conditions are safe (not too dry or windy). If your fire is on the run, call 911. Stay Safe!