• High grass fire days: what you need to know

    By: Megan McClellan

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    The continued summer and falls rains allowed for vegetation to continue to grow which in turn will increase the fire risk over the next couple of months.

    With a high grass fire risk days making an appearance more and more this time of year, there are a few things that can be done ahead of time to protect you and your property.

    Protecting doesn't just start when a fire is nearby or when you might be told to evacuate. There are several things you can do now and over the next couple of months to protect your home:

    • Clear dry leaves, dead trees and stacks of firewood away from the house
    • Firewood stacks should be 30 feet from the house
    • Secure the eaves and vent openings. Embers can travel into those openings and sit there for some time before catching other pieces of the house on fire.
    • Propane tanks should be at least 10 feet from the house. There should also be a clear 10-foot space around the tank (clear of any leaves, limbs, etc.)

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