• Making sure you can legally burn in your area. Check with local authorities and obtain a permit.
• Check the weather before you light a fire. High winds, high temperatures, and low humidity radically intensify fire.
• Choose a safe burning site away from trees or bush, buildings or other flammable fuels.
• Have a means to extinguish your fire quickly. (Water, an extinguisher etc.)
• Stay with your fire. Don’t leave it unattended.
• Don’t burn garbage, waste, construction debris, plastic, foam, rubber or other offensive substances.
• Don’t throw lighted material from vehicles, including cigarettes.
• Use fireworks with caution, obey fireworks laws and don’t use illegal fireworks.
• Always extinguish the fire completely before you leave it.
• Never park on, or drive through, dry grass.
If you live in a wildland interface area, be prepared for wildfire.
• Provide for defensible space around your home and out buildings.
• Have a wildfire action plan for your family.
• Have your important documents and disaster kits ready to go in an emergency.
• Leave early if a fire threatens your neighborhood.
Being safe with fire is an individual effort which provides benefits for all of us. For more information go to: