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Prevent fires this July 4


Last updated 6/28/2018 at 12:01pm

Olympia – Summer weather conditions can make vegetation extremely dry and susceptible to fire. In 2017, 63 wildland and vegetation fires accounted for 76 percent of all fireworks-related fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office; resulting in over $8,600 of loss and damages.

A small fire can easily get out of control when grass and other vegetation are present. When firework comes into contact with a vegetated area, use a hose or a bucket of water to heavily soak the area, ensuring there are no hot spots that could rekindle later.

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