High Fire Danger Continues

The fire danger will remain high the next few days despite some scattered thunderstorms at times. 

Information on wildfires can be found from the Michigan DNR here... www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_30505_30816---,00.html

Information on burn permits and restrictions can be found here... www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/

Additional information on wildfires and prevention from the MSU Firewise program here... firewise.msu.edu/

Below are ways that you can help prevent wildfire:

-Contact your local fire agency before burning to obtain information about the burning regulations in your area. State law requires a permit for open burning whenever the ground is not snow-covered, even on your own property. Most areas do not allow burning on warm, dry, and windy days.

-All burn barrels must be covered with a weighted metal cover, with holes no larger than 3/4 of an inch.

-Do not throw smoking materials (cigars, cigarettes, matches, etc…) out of a moving vehicle. They may ignite dry grass on the side of the road and become a wildfire.

-Extinguish all outdoor fires properly, if outdoor fires are allowed. Drown fires with plenty of water and stir to make sure everything is cold to the touch. Dunk charcoal in water until cold. Do not throw live charcoal on the ground and leave it.

-Never leave a fire unattended. Sparks or embers can blow into leaves or grass, ignite a fire, and quickly spread.

-If you do use fireworks be sure to have a hose near by and try to keep them from combustable materials.


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