Here are some tips to help decrease the chances of a wildfire starting:
- Properly dispose of cigarettes and smoking materials.
- Follow all burning restrictions in place in Bend and any areas you recreate, live, or work.
- Keep matches and lighters away from children.
- If you are operating equipment, including lawn and garden equipment, ensure you watch for sparks or malfunctioning equipment.
Dan Derlacki, Deputy Fire Marshal, City of Bend Fire Department