Fire Dept. issues fire alert due to dry spell

The Fire Department in Cay Hill.

 CAY HILL–The Fire Department calls on the community to be very conscientious by not throwing out lighted cigarettes or matches that could result in bush fires due to the dry spell the island is currently experiencing.

In a press release on Tuesday, the Department said persons who would like to burn bush or garbage in a built-up area, or on a hillside for agricultural activities, are requested to refrain from doing so and to contact the Fire Department for advice.

The inappropriate use of fire can endanger lives, property and the environment in the dry weather conditions the country is currently experiencing. Fires can get out of control.

A person can help to reduce bush fire hazards by acting responsibly and following this advice from the national Fire Department. Those seeking information can contact the Fire Department at 542-1215, 542-1217, 542-6001 or in case of an emergency 919.

Source: The Daily Herald