It’s Dry, So Don’t Start a Forest Fire

Hello, readers. I’d like to open the floor to discussion of the dry conditions we’ve been experiencing. If you’re not careful, you could start a forest fire. Any old curwhibble you thoughtlessly toss away could turn into tomorrow’s kindling. All it takes is dry conditions and gutsy winds and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. When you’re out using your barbecue, you have to make sure not to get any lighter fluid on the ground, because if a spark sets it off, boy you’re in for some big trouble then.

And when you’re outside smoking, stop throwing your cigarette butts out into the forest without making sure they’re out. If that means stopping your car and stepping on the cigarette, then that’s what you’ve got to do. And if you make a campfire, always smother it with water or dirt after you’re done with it; don’t just leave it burning hoping that Mother Nature will take care of it with her rolling rapids, because she has better things to do, like protecting the environment:

Luckily, it looks like my local forecast is calling for calm winds for the next few days, but you never can be too safe. Be sure to check the fire advisories for your area and take steps to make your property more fire-safe, such as being careful with lighter fluid and putting out all cigarettes.

Until next time!


The Codger


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