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Firebusters: Outdoor Safety

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EUGENE, Ore. – Summer is nearly here and temperatures are on the rise in Western Oregon.

Authorities with the Oregon Department of Forestry say now is the perfect time to discuss outdoor fire safety with the entire family.

One thing to keep in mind is to never start a fire outside when it’s windy.

When you do start a fire, never leave it unattended, because winds can shift and the flames could spread.

When you’re working with a fire, be sure to have a shovel and water on hand to put it out, and dig a trail around the fire area.

Another piece of advice, call or visit the Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority website for the latest information on when it’s safe to burn.

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