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Wildfire precautions

Take the necessary steps to prevent fires

The Great Bend Fire Department battled wildfires last March under the same conditions we have this year: dry and windy with a lack of moisture over the winter months. People are asked to take precautions to help prevent wildfires in our area.

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This is the beginning of wildfire season. With everything being so dry and with high winds predicted for today, people need to be aware, take precautions against starting fires and know what to do in case of an emergency, Barton County Emergency/Risk Management Department Director Amy Miller said.
“It is very important to understand and to take precautions this time of year against wildfires,” Miller said. “With the lack of moisture we have had, the conditions for wildfires are here.”
According to the Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office, in 2015, Kansas fire departments responded to nearly 6,000 vegetation-related ...

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