Safety alert: Avoid setting grass fires

This grass fire in 2009 on Bass Lake nearly got out of control, authorities said back then.
This grass fire in 2013 on Bass Lake nearly got out of control, authorities said back then.

Bass Lake Police Authority, in conjunction with Bass Lake Fire and Emergency Institute, has warned residents to be wary of the potential for igniting out-of-control grass and brush fires this spring.

“If you can avoid starting a fire unintentionally, do so,” said Police Chief Tug McNabb. “If you happen to be careless by accident, please exercise caution.”

In spring 2013, several grass fires were reported and quickly extinguished, according to BLFEI. Precaution is still advised, according to authorities, because “we can’t always count on that being the case.”

Tips to prevent grass fires, from Bass Lake Fire and Emergency Institute:
*Do not set fire to large fields of dry grass.
*Do anything else but set fire to large fields of dry grass when it’s a windy day.

 

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