12/08/07 68 W - + 13 - 13 Luminaries Discouraged

The Raleigh Fire Marshal's Office is discouraging the use of luminaries this holiday season, WRAL reports. The North Carolina Division of Forest Resources banned lighting any open flames more than 100 feet away from an occupied building on October 15. The restriction includes lighted candles inside paper bags. Local fire marshals must decided the legality of burning luminaries within 100 feet of occupied dwellings. Read the entire WRAL story.

even more dangerous are the fire pits and chimineas that every local garden and home center is promoting these days – in addition to the fire danger and air quality issues, there’s also the possibility that homeowners’ insurance may not cover damages if the homeowner was careless and did not take proper precautions regarding setback, location of device, etc – and often, all it takes is one spark on a folded up blanket that was used in front of the fire to start a cabin or home fire (personal experience – age 7 camp)
corner hydrant - 12/10/07 - 18:52

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