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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
1000 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014  
   
..HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY
 
 
WARM TEMPERATURES AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE  
A HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY. GREEN UP HAS NOT YET OCCURRED AND THE  
EXISTING DEAD AND VERY DRY VEGETATION COULD FUEL WILDFIRES.  
 
LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES OFFER THESE SAFETY TIPS TO HELP KEEP  
WILDFIRES FROM BEING STARTED AND FROM SPREADING:  
 
-CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FIRE AGENCY BEFORE BURNING TO OBTAIN  
INFORMATION ABOUT THE BURNING REGULATIONS IN YOUR AREA. STATE LAW  
REQUIRES A PERMIT FOR OPEN BURNING WHENEVER THE GROUND IS NOT  
SNOW-COVERED... EVEN ON YOUR OWN PROPERTY. MOST AREAS DO NOT ALLOW  
BURNING ON WARM... DRY... AND WINDY DAYS.  
 
-ALL BURN BARRELS MUST BE COVERED WITH A WEIGHTED METAL COVER...  
WITH HOLES NO LARGER THAN 3/4 OF AN INCH.  
 
-DO NOT THROW SMOKING MATERIALS SUCH AS CIGARS... CIGARETTES AND  
MATCHES OUT OF A MOVING VEHICLE. THEY MAY IGNITE DRY GRASS ON THE  
SIDE OF THE ROAD AND PRODUCE A WILDFIRE.  
 
-EXTINGUISH ALL OUTDOOR FIRES PROPERLY... IF OUTDOOR FIRES ARE  
ALLOWED. DROWN FIRES WITH PLENTY OF WATER AND STIR TO MAKE SURE  
EVERYTHING IS COLD TO THE TOUCH. DUNK CHARCOAL IN WATER UNTIL  
COLD. DO NOT THROW LIVE CHARCOAL ON THE GROUND AND LEAVE IT.  
 
-NEVER LEAVE A FIRE UNATTENDED. SPARKS OR EMBERS CAN BLOW INTO  
LEAVES OR GRASS... IGNITE A FIRE... AND QUICKLY SPREAD.  
 

 
 
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