Miami, FL (WiredPRNews.com) Premiere Tree Services of Florida is warning residents that one big myth that many Americans believe is that forest and brush fires only take place out West.
According to the Florida tree company, this is simply not true. Forest and brush fires can take place in any part of the country, not just the west. In the past few years, forest fires have broken out in many parts of the country including Florida, Texas and Virginia. Forest fires are not as common in some areas but they can occur.
The owners of any wooded property or property near Florida trees and brush should always be on alert for fires. The cause of fire is not geography but dry conditions, if there is a drought in your area there is a chance of fire danger.
Another myth many people seem to believe is that forest fires only occur in rural areas. Nothing can be further from the truth, forest fires can break out in any area with a lot of trees. Very destructive fires have occurred in heavily urbanized areas such as Los Angeles, Oakland and Boulder County, Colorado.
Anybody who owns a property in a wooded or semi rural area should be take precautions against fire. They should also be on the alert for the dangers poised by fires.
Some Precautions to Take Against Forest Fire:
Cut down any dead or dying trees that you find on property. They provide fuel for forest fires and can catch fire quickly. Do the same with any dead or dying bushes that you find on your property they can also serve as fuel for fires.
It is also a good idea to clear out thickly forested areas and trees that are too close together. Removing brush and bushes around the bases of trees can also get rid of fuel for fires. Don’t forget to cut grass especially dead grass around the trees.
One final effort that property owners can definitely take is to remove any sort of debris that can quickly catch fire from their property. This includes firewood, scrap wood, grass, fallen trees, gasoline and many other items.
Finally, many fires can be put out early by simply keeping a look out for them. It is better to be safe than sorry so call the Fire Department the moment that you suspect a forest fire has started.
For more information contact Premiere Tree Services of Miami at 1247 SW 8th St #66, Miami, FL 33130, or call (786) 358-0058, or email [email protected], or visit http://miami.premieretreeservices.com/contact-us.html.