Fireplace ashes spark vegetation fire in Oroville

Fireplace ashes spark vegetation fire in Oroville

Posted: Oct 23, 2017 10:10 AM
Updated: Oct 24, 2017 1:32 PM

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire investigators say fireplace ashes discarded improperly onto dry vegetation sparked the fire Sunday, October 22 in Oroville.   The fire charred three acres of vegetation on the 900 block of Highway 70.  Fire officials want to remind residents that, even though the temperatures are cooler, fire danger remains high.  In addition, all ashes should be disposed of properly by placing them in a metal container and doused with water until any threat of ignition is gone.

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