Holiday Safety

By: CBS19 News
By: CBS19 News

June 28, 2007

They said this June has been especially dry and in the wrong situation the smallest spark could start a forest fire.

They are urging everyone using something flammable to do so over asphalt or gravel instead of grass or around trees.

“It's fireworks, but it's also grills, people have outdoor fires, anything that you do that pertains to fire or a spark or anything like that you need to be very careful about,” said Martha Warring, Ranger in the Department of Forestry.

They added it's smart to keep a bucket of water close by, so you can throw sparklers inside when you're finished.

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