Department of Natural Resources
May 21, 2020
With plenty of outdoor activities on tap as Michigan kicks off the summer season this Memorial Day weekend, the Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that fire danger is expected to be high in portions of the state.
That means common sense and caution are key to preventing fires.
“People need to be careful with backyard fires,” said Paul Rogers, DNR fire prevention specialist. “Keep a hose or water handy if you are burning or planning to use any type of fireworks.”
Fire danger is anticipated to be highest in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula today, Friday and Monday. Showers are in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, which may reduce fire risks in some areas on those days.
Some tips to keep in mind to prevent fires:
In addition to the use of safe burning practices, it remains important to continue social distancing of 6 feet or more when working outside with others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.