As we start to come in to the spring and summer months in Maine, the potential for fires across the state starts to rise. Wildfires, house fires, grill and camp fires and controlled burns; there are several things that come in to play when it comes to fire risk during the warm weather months.

As we reported yesterday, a six unit apartment on Charles Street in Bangor went up in flames.

Earlier this week, a spark from a some brush being burned nearby caused a housefire in Orrington. 

And according to the Maine Forest Service website, the Wildfire Danger Report has our area of the state at a High level of risk.

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There are so many things to keep in mind with regards to fire prevention and safety, that many local fire departments are working hard to spread the word about fire safety, as much as they are making sure actual fires don't spread! And they're taking to social media to raise awareness of fire danger.

Recently, the Lewiston Fire Department share this post on it's Facebook Page. A great visual reminder for folks about what can happen when a grill is put too close to a home. They also gave some great tips to remember for when you are preparing food outside.

And Tuesday, the Milford Fire Department posted a reminder about safe burning practices for recreational fires.

In a similar fashion, the Orono Fire Department recently shared a fantastic video (produced by the Napa Fire Department) with fire safety tips set to the Talking Heads tune "Burning Down the House" but aptly renamed "Don't Burn Down Your House".

Hopefully, this information will catch on and keep people safe. We appreciate our local fire departments for getting creative and getting the word out about fire safety.

Keep up the good work!

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