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Fire crews remind residents of dangers of short grass fires

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Fire officials are reminding residents to be smart.

Powell River’s Deputy Chief Rocky Swanson says it’s important to keep up good house-keeping, and that includes keeping grass short to decrease the risk of a fire.

“When you cut the grass, clean it up and bring it to its proper disposal station,” Swanson says.

“When it comes to using any kind of a combustible engine like a chainsaw…have the proper fire-fighting equipment in place when you are using that equipment around your property.”

Swanson says to make sure any backyard barbecues you use are CSA approved.

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He notes residents can check out Fire Smart Canada’s website for more safety tips.

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