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Outdoor Safety / Heat Related Illnesses
Keep your weeds and grass cut.
Properly dispose of trash and debris. Piles of refuse such as old furniture, boxes and pallets are fires waiting to happen. Even old cars can burn!
Remove dead and piled up vegetation, and dispose of it properly.
Stack firewood away from structures, fences or anything else that may be combustible.
Create at least a 30-ft. safety zone or firebreak around your home.
Limit the placement of plants next to structures, under eaves, overhangs, decks, etc.
Limit the use of flammable plants in landscape design. Choose fire resistant varieties.
Limit the use of plants placed at the bases of trees or large shrubs.
Limit the use of plants that develop dry or dead undergrowth.
Limit the use of plants that have shaggy bark or dry leaves that shed annually.
Limit the use of trees and shrubs that have large volumes of foliage and branches.
Plant trees and large shrubs in sparse, separate areas.
Remove ladder fuels (plants that provide a link between the ground and tree limbs.)
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