A dangerous combination of high temperatures, strong winds, and low humidity has lead to high fire danger across
Of the 383 fires that have started in
“We had a little bit of rain a few days ago,” said Kim Passey, Deptuty Fire Marshall. “It was nice, cooled everything down, got things greened up a little bit. But with these south winds, they are hot winds and they will dry everything out quickly. It won't take anything at all to start a fire.”
If you plan to use fireworks, Passey has a few important reminders.
“It's a law in
Passey also said it is important to have a bucket of water nearby. That will allow you to quickly put out any sparks, and potentially prevent a new fire altogether.
“After they use the fire work, put it in the bucket, make sure it's pretty well soaked before they dispose of it,” said Passey. “Unfortunately, we have people who just do it for a quick second, think it's out, and then a few hours later the fire department’s knocking on the door because they've got a fire outside their garage.”
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