Conn. (WTNH) – The National Weather Service issued an elevated fire warning Saturday afternoon amid Connecticut’s hot temperatures, stronger winds and dry conditions.
The warning comes while part of Connecticut resides in a stage 2 drought. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection stressed Connecticut residents should exercise extra caution while following regulations concerning open burning.
The following are tips from DEEP:
- Obey local laws regarding open fires, including campfires.
- Keep all flammable objects away from fire. Scrape away leaves, twigs, and grass within a 10-foot diameter circle from fire.
- Have firefighting tools nearby and handy.
- Never leave a fire unattended.
- Carefully dispose of hot charcoal.
- Drown all fires.
- Carefully extinguish smoking materials.
More information can be found at Forest Fire Prevention Tips (CT.Gov).