Sault Fire Services give tips and train for grass fires (6 photos + video )

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Sault Fire Services wants to remind citizens it is the time of year where grass fires are more frequent.

Fire Prevention Officer Aaron Gravelle has some tips to avoid starting a fire of this type.

  • Don’t throw cigarette or cigar butts on the ground or out of a vehicle. Dispose of them properly and make sure they are completely extinguished.
  •  Do not put out cigarette butts in planters, flower pots or throw them in the garden. Dispose of them properly and make sure they are completely extinguished.

“Remember that spring is prime time for grass fires,” said Gravelle. “Although generally a wet season, grass, leaves and twigs from the fall season are dry and easily ignitable.”

They also want to remind citizens all open-air burning requires a permit, you can obtain those online on the city page – Open-Air Burning – City of Sault Ste. Marie.

Firefighters were seen training today in case a grass fire occurs in the city out at the Pine Street Marina.

They could be seen checking equipment and going over tactics used in this type of call.

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