Grass fires are spreading throughout Florida. They can start when someone throws a lit cigarette into a bush or when lightning strikes on a dry grassy area. These fires can spread quickly and can cause massive amounts of damage. 

WSVN 7 News has reported on several grass fires, included one in January which broke out in Miami-Dade Florida. The fire burned 30 acres of land, but thankfully the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the Florida Forest Service were able to control the fire just in time. Luckily, no one was injured, but it doesn’t mean others won’t be affected during the next fire outburst. 

The good news is Florida residents can take action to prevent grass fires. Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Cooperative, a non-profit, fire-prevention organization, offers these following safety tips to help prevent grass fires:

  • Cut tall and dry grass on your lawn before fire season starts. 
  • Teach your children to not play with fire, especially in dry grass areas. 
  • If you smoke, train yourself to throw your cigarette butts in the trash instead of on the grass. 
  • Always park your car in the driveway instead of the lawn. 

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