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Key To Safety During Fire Season

Key To Safety During Fire Season
THE HAZE OF A 220-ACRE FIRE driven by a strong southeast wind is shown on Thursday, August 4. It started a in a field a few miles east of Willie’s Farm Repair while someone was harvesting and eventually jumped Highway 5 and ran toward the railroad tracks before being extinguished. Below, a Department of Natural Resources and Conservation fire truck and a private fight-fighting vehicle knock down flames along the east perimeter. Below, a member of the area’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection helps with traffic control along Highway 5 on the east side of the fire with the Daniels County Sheriff Department doing the same on the west side. — Top and bottom photos by Tegan Keller, middle Leader Photo by mike
Key To Safety During Fire Season
THE HAZE OF A 220-ACRE FIRE driven by a strong southeast wind is shown on Thursday, August 4. It started a in a field a few miles east of Willie’s Farm Repair while someone was harvesting and eventually jumped Highway 5 and ran toward the railroad tracks before being extinguished. Below, a Department of Natural Resources and Conservation fire truck and a private fight-fighting vehicle knock down flames along the east perimeter. Below, a member of the area’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection helps with traffic control along Highway 5 on the east side of the fire with the Daniels County Sheriff Department doing the same on the west side. — Top and bottom photos by Tegan Keller, middle Leader Photo by mike
Prevention and preparedness play an essential role in staying safe during the f ire season. Montana Agricultural Safety Program Director Dana Jansen said the first step to fire prevention is awareness of potential sources that could start a blaze. She urges people to store highly combustible materials appropriately, with hay, straw, and bedding stored away from buildings and if possible, on areas of bare ground. “Consider multiple hay yard sites to minimize overall risk and impact,” said Jansen. “If you have insured hay, check with your agent distances needed between high stacks.” Ensure access is maintained to all areas of the farm...