We all know that we’re in the middle of one of the worst local droughts on record. This blog is just a friendly reminder to be extra careful.
I’m sure you’re all familiar with Smokey the Bear and his fire danger meter. One fire fighter told me that it’s at “Extreme” right now. That’s as high as you can get, and it’s rare in this area.
Your town may have ordinances (temporary or otherwise) against outdoor fires. Check with your local authorities.
http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/dfs/ (The “dfs” stands for Department of Fire Services)
Even some camp grounds in New England have a temporary moratorium on fires. Check locally about that as well.
There is so much more to say about fire safety. October 9-15 is national fire prevention week and we’ll have more then. In the meantime feel free to check out the following sites.