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The county will conduct a controlled burn this afternoon at Rural Hill Nature Preserve.

County to conduct controlled burn today at nature preserve

Feb. 6. Mecklenburg County Natural Resources staff are conducting a controlled burn today around noon at Rural Hill Nature Preserve in Huntersville. Smoke will affect air quality downwind for two to three hours. Land managers use controlled burns, also known as prescribed fire, to mimic the natural disturbance caused by the natural fires of years […]

Most candle fires occur in homes during December

Dec. 5. The American Red Cross encourages everyone to follow simple steps to prevent home fires from holiday decorations. Most home fires involving candles happen in December, when one in five home decoration fires also occur.  “Help protect your family by using battery-operated candles, testing your smoke alarms monthly and practicing your two-minute escape plan […]