Burning safety

Bonfire and controlled burning safety tips

From controlled burns to backyard bonfires, know how to stay safe.

Tips for a controlled burn

Controlled burns can be beneficial for landowners, but even with all the right training and tools, a controlled burn has the potential to be dangerous. The National Fire Protection Association has the following recommendations for open burns.

  • Call before you burn. Notify your local fire department when and where you plan to have a controlled burn.
  • Keep a watchful eye. Have at least one competent person attending by the fire until its put out.
  • Be ready to put it out. Have a garden hose connected to a water supply or other fire-extinguishing resources available to prevent the spread of the fire.

Backyard bonfire safety tips

Some nights aren’t complete without a bonfire. To keep yourself and your guests safe, know these safety tips.

For more information

Your homeowners insurance policy can protect your property in a fire. Read more more fire safety tips or contact an independent agent to review your coverages.

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