Scorching Weather Not Just Burning Fields, Watch Your Yard!
Thursday afternoon,Pasco fire crews were called to a home in the 400 block of Road 34 Thursday, for a report of burning shrubs.
Authorities didn't say what triggered the blaze, but these arborvitae are prone to contain big clumps of dead needles and branches inside the green outer growth.
Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze before any homes or property were destroyed or damaged, but they urge people to make sure their yards are free from burn fuel. Pull dead plants, rake and remove brush, needles and other items that normally wouldn't really be an issue.
Also watch along fence lines, and remove dead tinder that could light up a wooden fence if it gets combusted.
Many people think those who live in outlying areas or next to fields are the only ones who need to take these precautions, but it's just as dry inside city limits as well.
Our tinder dry conditions have shown just about anything will burn lately if you put even a spark to it.