Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cool Your Ashes!

For a number of County residents today is Ash Wednesday and the observance marks the start of the Lenten season.
With frigid weather fast approaching for the rest of the week, and weekend, MCFRS would like to make sure all residents pay attention to another custom that involves ashes. The custom involves the building of fires in your fireplace or wood stove and the ashes that result from it.

Unfortunately, MCFRS has responded to several home fires this winter season due to improperly discarded fire place ashes. Many people do not realize that these ashes can actually remain hot enough to reignite and start a fire several days AFTER the fire is out!

Please, cool your fireplace ashes and take a moment to review the info graphic below to learn how to SAFELY dispose of them.

info graphic cool your ashes

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