Public advised to take extreme care when lighting fires

With the dry season upon us, there have been numerous reports of house fires since the start of April. Today, three more similar type fires have been reported. In light of these incidences, the Police Department is advising the public to take extreme care when lighting fires, especially in areas where buildings are; more so, if the roofs are thatched, as embers can be blown from the fire, setting nearby structures on fire. The Department also asks that the public be mindful that wildfires can also be started by the improper discarding of lit cigarettes.

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