Warm Weather Burning
Glencoe, CA -- Our warm weather has Cal Fire reminding residents of the tips to safe debris burning. Already today, CAL Fire says flames escaped from a debris pile at a home in Glencoe. Crews were called to a home on the 2000 block of Indian River Road around 12:30 this afternoon. Luckily, they were able to put the flames out quickly, but not before a quarter acre was charred.
CAL Fire Spokesperson Lisa Williams offers these tips, "It's a great time to be burning right now. Residents have to keep in mind the rules when burning. Those include staying in attendance, having suppression tools, such as a shovel and water available in case of an escape. Smaller piles are always better because they are more manageable. We encourage the four by four foot size burn piles, even though burn permits are not required at this time."
Williams says also you need to check and make sure it is a burn day. That's easy enough just log on to the mymotherlode.com home page.
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Written by Tracey Petersen
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