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'Only You Can Prevent Wildfires'



    Fire warden has stern advise for stopping dangerous brush fires (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Eileen Curran: Sudbury, Mass.) - The fires are out for now, but the danger still exists.

    While the red flag warning has been lifted because of milder winds, experts say  that doesn't mean the danger is over by any means.

    Tom Muise, regional forest fire warden for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, says the Brimfield area remains at risk because of lots of debris still on the ground from last June's tornado damage.

    "The slightest bit of wind, once that fire starts, will just take off," said Muise, describing the current conditions, which make it near-perfect for brush and forest fires.

    He advises residents never to try to put out a by themselves; call 911 immediately since time is of the essence in preventing the rapid spread of a brush fire.