Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Brush Fire Alert...

While the early blast of summer heat has south sounders basking in the sun, unfortunately, in the past week TFD has also responded to over 20 “grass and brush” fires throughout the city.

With the recent unseasonably warm weather has come dry vegetation that can fuel fires that burn and spread quickly. It is important to take into consideration some landscaping and home maintenance tips to ensure safe surroundings this summer.

  • Remove weeds and keep grass cut.
  • Any dead and piled up vegetation should be disposed of properly.
  • If you have any firewood left over from the winter, stack it away from structures.
  • Try not to place plants too close to structures and under overhangs or eaves.
  • Provide adequate water to keep plants healthy and green.
  • Trash and debris should be disposed of properly.
  • Store flammable liquids properly.
  • Always dispose of cigarettes in ashtrays.
  • Safely dispose of barbecue ashes.
  • Observe burn bans.