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Outdoor fireplaces, firepits not affected by open fire ban

Dec. 2. The statewide outdoor ban on fires doesn’t apply to fires within 100 feet of an occupied dwelling, which would includet outdoor fireplaces and firepits. They’re A-OK as long as you employ safety precautions like a protective screen or an extinguishing method. Open burning is not cool. That includes burning leaves, branches or other […]

Reminders: Turn back clocks, test smoke alarms

Nov. 4. The American Red Cross is reminding everyone to test their smoke alarms as they turn their clocks back this weekend for the end of daylight saving time. Home fires take seven lives every day in the United States; smoke alarms are the best defense. Fire tips: —Install smoke alarms on every level of […]