The spring fire season has arrived and federal officials are asking visitors to the national forests and neighbors to help prevent the next wildfire. Keep safety in mind and exercise caution during the spring fire season that typically lasts until late April to mid-May.
Nine out of 10 wildfires in many areas are started by humans. Residents and visitors to the state are urged to be extremely careful during this time period that is often characterized by dry and/or windy conditions.
Continue adding and stirring until all material is cool. Remember: do NOT bury the fire as the fire will continue to smolder and could catch roots on fire that will eventually get to the surface and start a wildfire.
In the spring, people do a lot of yard work that often includes burning leaves and yard debris. In North Carolina, for example, more than 40 percent of all wildfires are caused by careless debris burning - the number one cause of wildfires in the state. Private landowners who cause wildfires may be liable for fire suppression costs on state and national forest land if a fire originates on their property.
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