Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Don’t let wildfire ruin your Fourth of July

Fireworks and outdoor activities are commonly linked to Fourth of July celebrations, but the Texas Forest Service warns that carelessness with fireworks and other outdoor activities can lead to a wildfire.

With summer in full swing, grass, shrubs and trees are starting to dry out. These dry “fuels” and an errant spark from fireworks or a grill is all that is needed to start a devastating wildfire.

“Many Texans use fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July,” TFS Fire Operations Chief Mark Stanford said. “TFS encourages Texans to use fireworks safely. Citizens should be diligent in protecting themselves and their property from accidental wildfires.”

To read the full article from the Jacksboro Gazette-News, click here.

For a whole new perspective on fighting wildfires, please click here to view the Australian Institute of Criminology website on "Bushfires".



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