This is Fire Prevention Week. Fire Chief Jason Kuras says this year has been fairly heavy for wildfires having seen an increase in the number of fires started in the surrounding area and in town limits….
“Most of these fires have been either accidental or of unknown cause. We have had an increase in the amount of deliberately set fires that can result in damage to home owners and property owners in the area so we are encouraging everybody to remember to play safe, to make sure they are not doing anything inappropriate with fire starting materials. We need to make sure that we are watching out for the areas around town and around the city that are prone to these fires in the bush and in the tree line. We would like to encourage everybody to remember that there’s no safe burning outside of your registered fire pits and fireplace systems.”
The theme for Fire Prevention Week this year has to do with home safety Fire Won’t Wait Plan Your Escape.