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Carleton Place fire chief seeing increased number of grass fires

Pascal Meunier says this is a dangerous time of year since dry grass is perfect fuel for fire to travel rapidly.
A grass fire in Carleton Place, March 23, 2021. Photo/ Chief Pascal Meunier

Carleton Place's fire chief is warning about the risk of grass fires at this time of year after an increase in recent incidents.

Director of Protective Services and Fire Chief for the Town of Carleton Place Pascal Meunier warns, this time of year poses a risk since dry grass can lead to rapid spread.

In a tweet, he explains vegetation, particularly grass, poses a risk for fires as it sat dry throughout the winter and hasn't be able to green up yet.

The Ocean Wave Fire Department, a firefighting organization serving Carleton Place, has received several burning complaints, and is reminding residents to follow the municipality's open-air burn bylaw. 

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