With spring now in full force and warmer temperatures in the forecast, Humboldt Protective Services wants to remind everyone about the high risk of grass fires.
Grass fires can start quickly, spread rapidly, and burn very hot, which makes them especially dangerous.
“Do not park on dry grass. A vehicle's exhaust can reach a temperature of more than 538 degrees Celsius (1000 degrees Fahrenheit). It only takes about 260 degrees Celsius (500 degrees Fahrenheit) to start a fire,” says Humboldt Protective Services in a social media posting.
If you are conducting a controlled burn, make sure to have water close by and make sure the surrounding area is cleared and damp if possible.
While conducting a controlled burn, it must be reported by calling 1-866-404-4911. The number is answered 24/7 - 365 days a year.
Questions asked will be:
- What is your land location?
- What is your RM number?
- Who is your Fire Service Provider?
- What are the location details?
- What are you burning?
- How long will your burn last?
- Your name and phone number.
- You will be asked to call back once the burn has been completed.