Extreme caution must be exercised, says local fire chief

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BIBLE HILL – Even the simplest of sparks can cause potentially serious fires during this dry season says the Bible Hill fire chief.

“We have very dry conditions. It’s incredibly dry and people need to take extreme caution,” Dwane Mellish told the Truro Daily News on Monday.

One example he said was someone using a chop saw to cut metal yesterday, which produced a spark that “went 40 feet and into grass in a ditch and caught on fire,” he said.

Although the blaze was quickly and easily extinguished, Mellish said, it’s another reminder the dry conditions always pose potential risks. People must also remember, he said, Bible Hill has a ‘no open burning’ bylaw in place.

“We’ve had a few calls in recent days (from) concerned citizens about neighbours’ burning. In most cases it’s a lack of awareness … sometimes a lack of common sense,” said Mellish.

“The ground is dry and we have not had a lot of rain in a few weeks. Be cautious,” urged Mellish.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

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