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Fire-prevention and safety tips during current drought




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Houston-based Mahindra USA is doing its part to help prevent fires during this drought season by reminding rural residents of a few simple things they can do to help prevent a catastrophic fire to their homes and property.

“Many of our customers live in rural areas, where there is a lot of brush and flammable material,” said Mahindra USA’s marketing communications manager, Martin Cisneros. “No one needs a devastating fire, particularly when they’re dealing with the loss of production that this terrible drought has brought.”

Mahindra urges residents to follow these simple fire safety tips from the Texas Forest Service:

•Create a defensible space of at least 30 feet around your house and outbuildings; closely mow lawns, and trees should be pruned and spaced widely apart.

•Establish fuel breaks along roadways and between buildings and fields or woodlands.

•Keep mufflers and spark arresters on agricultural equipment in proper working order and watch out for rocks and metal when bush hogging or mowing.

•Monitor hay-baling operations closely; dry hay can ignite within the baler.

•Watch out for sparks when using welding equipment to build fences or repair equipment.

•Avoid driving or parking vehicles in grassy areas where tall, dry grass comes into contact with hot pollution-control equipment under vehicles.

•Postpone outdoor burning until your area greens up; check with local fire department to determine if ban on outdoor burning has been lifted.

•When debris burning is allowed, establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil prior to lighting your fire. Burn trash in a burn barrel or other fire-safe receptacle covered with a wire mesh or grid that will help contain burning debris. Stay with your fire until it is out.
 

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