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Fire Marshal tips for a fire safe Memorial Day


Whether camping out or enjoying a backyard barbeque this Memorial Day weekend, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office would like everyone to be careful with any activity that could spark fire. A small fire can quickly to turn into a large blaze. 

Here are some important safety tips to follow as you plan ahead for the holiday weekend. Before building a campfire, always check local regulations. Choose a safe burning site that is at least 25 feet from any structure or anything that can burn. 

Keep campfires to a manageable size — no larger than 3x3 feet. Completely extinguish a fire...

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