CFS urges people to check burn offs - November 1

Thursday, November 1 at 12:25pm:

With windy conditions today CFS is urging people who have recently burned vegetation to check their burnt piles.

Already this morning CFS volunteer crews have attended five fires where vegetation piles have rekindled and spread to nearby grass.

CFS is urging people to physically check previous burns for heat to ensure they are completely extinguished. For large piles CFS suggests pulling apart the pile with a rake or similar equipment to ensure there are no hot pockets and to extinguish the pile using water.

High winds are forecast for this afternoon also, so people are being urged to check their piles now to prevent any rekindles this afternoon.