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It’s Wildfire Prevention Week

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UNDATED — It may not seem like it should be Wildfire Prevention Week just yet, but DNR officials say now is the time to be thinking about preventing them.

DNR Wildfire Prevention Coordinator Larry Himanga says the dead grasses can go from wet to flammable in as little as an hour. He says that’s why burning restrictions are put on, even if there are some wet spots.

Himanga recommends composting or mulching your yard waste so it can be reused.

He says if you must burn, check on burning restrictions, get a permit and tend to your fire until you are sure it’s out. He says the number one reason behind wildfires is debris fires which escape control.

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