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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
400 PM MDT FRI MARCH 17 2017

Today`s topic during this Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week
is wildfire safety and mitigation.

During periods of extreme fire danger in forests and rangelands...

...you should avoid being in areas where you might become trapped by
   a wildfire.

...you should avoid the use of matches or anything else which could
   ignite a fire.

...make sure that hot parts of motorized equipment, such as mufflers,
   are not allowed to come in contact with dry grasses or other
   potentially flammable material.

If you become trapped or cut off by a wildfire, seek shelter in areas
with little or no fuel, such as rock slide areas or lakes.

For more information on wildfires and wildfire safety, go to this
web page...

www.weather.gov/boulder

And click on the awareness week story, in the news headlines, then
click on Friday`s entry.


Jim Pringle
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Grand Junction



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