Brush fire risks: Be careful disposing flammable materials on windy days

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Open burning had to be suspended on Thursday because the fire risk was too high. 

According to the National Weather Service, on days like Thursday, even small sparks or embers can cause a fire that can spread quickly.

The Longmeadow Fire Department said they’re “on alert” for brush fires on days like Thursday.

If you’re smoking or grilling on dry windy days, you need to be careful how you dispose of any flammable materials

“No outside burning, there’s no outside burning for the foreseeable future,” said Captian Andrew Fraser of the Longmeadow Fire Department. “Just be very careful with smoking materials, don’t be throwing cigarettes out the car window anything like that.”

April is the busiest month of the year for brush fires.

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