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Excellent thoughts for summer fire hazard maintenance. From Lane Media and CalFire, these tips on yard maintenance, and safely moving toward creating defensible space around your home.
The following is courtesy of Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department:
Are You doing the right thing, the wrong way?
Are you doing the right thing the wrong way for example, trying to eliminate the fire hazards around your home and in the process starting a wildland fire? Each year CAL FIRE responds to more than 1,600 fires started by Californians using equipment the wrong way.
Whether working to create a defensible space around your home, just mowing the lawn, or pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, if you live in a wildland area you need to use all equipment responsibly. Lawn mowers, weedeaters, chain saws, grinders, welders, tractors, and trimmers can all spark a wildland fire. Do your part, the right way, to keep your community fire safe.
Here’s how to do it the Right Way:
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