Enjoy the heat safely

With the stretch of warm weather expected in the coming weeks, here are a few tips for enjoying the heat safely. Have fun, but remember to stay safe!

Reduce the chance of outdoor fires around your home and yard:

  • Carelessly discarded cigarettes and other smoking materials can easily start a fire in dry conditions. Douse smoking materials in water before tossing out. Make sure proper disposal canisters are available in areas where smoking is allowed.
  • Remove long grass, weeds or anything that can burn from around buildings. This includes limbs that touch buildings or hang near the roof.
  • The risk of mulch fires is more common than one might expect. When possible, keep beauty beds moist. Provide a minimum of 18-inch clearance between landscaping mulch beds and combustible materials.

Grill, fire pit and campfire safety:

  • Keep a three-foot child and pet safety zone around…

Original published: 2019-06-13 04:06:31 Read the full Seattle News here

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