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July 24, 2013
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USFS introduces fire safety campaign

The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California.

The “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire” campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of human-caused vehicle and equipment wildfires throughout the state, according to a press release. Fire season in California has technically just begun, and already campfires have been blamed for 45 fires on national forest land, according to the release. Thirteen fires have been sparked by equipment such as string trimmers, chain saws and mowers.

The campaign features posters, bumper stickers, informational cards and public service announcements which give safety messages about equipment such as lawn mowers igniting fires, tow chains sparking fires along roadways and safe handling of campfires.

Partner agencies include The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, CAL FIRE, Caltrans, California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation.

For more information about fire prevention, visit preventwildfireca.org.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 25, 2013 01:21PM Published Jul 24, 2013 04:32PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.