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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2020. 6:43 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Fire Service (NFS) says that it has been in constant motion trying to address as many bush fires as possible, and reminds the public that they are the first line of defense in the protection of their property from fires.

Here are some tips they can do to help.

 Do not light fires in your yard, especially in these extremely dry conditions.

 Cut a ‘fire pass’ (6ft) around your yard. This will reduce the chances of a fire getting out

of hand and reaching your home.

 Have your hose ready. If a fire is getting close, aim for the base of the fire and start

spraying the area with water.

The National Fire Service says that it continues to work diligently having trucks and personnel in the field.

Some of the measures taken include changing their shift system to ensure that the maximum number of firefighters are on every shift.

The fire service continues to work closely with the Department of the Environment and the Police with their primary role to extinguish these fires.

“They have the mandate to charge the offenders. We suggest that the Ministry of Agriculture be involved to educate the farmers on this issue,” the NSF said.

The National Fire Service remains committed to do all they can to deal with these bush fires and

thanks the public for their continuous support.

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