How to prevent brushfires from starting

  1. Keep matches and lighters away from children.
  2. If you want to burn trash, do so in a metal container, after you have cleared the surrounding area. Make sure you aren't near overhanging branches, and never leave a fire unattended.
  3. Never throw cigarette butts out your vehicle window.
  4. Install spark arresters on small engines and equipment.
  5. Weld only in a shop building or a cleared area.
  6. If your car has a catalytic converter, keep it off dry grass and away from brush.
  7. Report any suspicious or out of place persons or vehicles that you think might be maliciously starting fires.

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