Local Fire Crews Were Busy On Saturday
If you were on the road to New Town for the Kansas concert on Saturday, you may have seen some excitement along the way. Fire crews were busy fighting a fire about 40 miles east of Williston.
You can see things are extremely dry this time of year. The forecast for the next few days looks to remain dry as the temperatures start to warm up.
With what happened on Saturday, it's essential to be aware of certain factors to prevent fires. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Check local regulations: Before you start any outdoor activity, it's important to check with your local fire department or government agencies about any fire restrictions or bans in place. Follow their guidelines and restrictions to prevent accidental fires.
- Proper disposal of flammable materials: Make sure to dispose of flammable materials such as cigarette butts, charcoal, and ashes in the proper containers. Don't leave them lying around, as they can ignite easily and start a fire.
- Maintain your property: Keep your property well-maintained by trimming trees and shrubs regularly, clearing away dry leaves and debris, and removing dead or dry vegetation. This will create a fire break and help prevent fires from spreading.
- Be cautious with outdoor activities: Be cautious when using outdoor equipment such as grills, fire pits, and lawnmowers. Don't use them on dry grass or near flammable materials; always keep a water source nearby in case of an accidental fire.
- Monitor weather conditions: Be aware of weather conditions, especially during hot and dry periods. High winds and dry conditions can quickly spread fires, so it's important to be extra cautious during these times.
- Report fires immediately: If you spot a fire, call 911 immediately and report it. Don't attempt to put it out on your own unless it's safe to do so.