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April 15, 2013

In Our Opinion: Take steps to prevent wildfires


Don’t ever burn household trash and debris. DEC does allow campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter using charcoal or clean, untreated wood are allowed. Yard debris can be burned after May 14 in our area

Don’t ever leave a fire unattended, and make sure it is completely out before leaving it. 

And it’s not just fires you need to be aware of during times of dry weather. Be careful when tossing cigarette butts, working with items that may spark, and on these cold spring nights, discarding wood stove ashes.

Let’s all make it a bit easier on our local firefighters, and work to protect local fields, forests and property.

As Smokey Bear’s says: “Only you can prevent wildfires.”

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