Wildfire Prevention

We can all do our part!

What you can do?

Caution, planning and awareness will keep us all safe.

Call OPALCO if you notice trees near powerlines
If you see an unattended fire, immediately call 911 or your local fire department
Keep bushes and debris trimmed and cleaned up
Completely extinguish all campfires and fire pits after use. Follow all local ordinances to make sure burning a fire is allowed.
Never throw cigarettes outside a moving vehicle or on the ground.
Never leave a fire unattended. Drench with water and stir ashes until cold
When burning yard waste, follow local ordinances. Avoid burning in windy conditions
Play it safe when using fueled lanterns, heaters, and stoves.

Tips to prevent wildfires

Never leave a fire unattended

Make sure you completely extinguish the fire when you’re done. Drench the fire with water and stir the ashes until cold.


Discard cigarettes, matches and smoking materials from moving vehicles or anywhere on park grounds. Completely extinguish items before disposing.

Play it Safe

When using fueled lanterns, heaters, and stoves. Lighting and heating devices should be cool before refueling. Keep flammable liquids and fuel away from appliances.

Burning Yard Waste

Follow local ordinances. Avoid burning in windy conditions, and keep a shovel, water and fire retardant nearby to keep fires in check.

Wildfare prevention

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