The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department is asking residents to use extreme caution with fire pits, camp fires and cigarettes. The very dry weather has sparked grass and brush fires in surrounding towns. Today's fire danger level is considered High. At that level, town-issued burn permits are not valid for those burning within 100 feet of a grassland or woodland.
The Danbury Fire Department says dry weather means the increased threat of brush fires. Residents are asked to avoid any outdoor fires or activities that could cause a blaze because brush fires spread rapidly and are dangerous.
Bethel Emergency Management & Fire Marshal's Office is cautioning to be especially careful with any disposed smoking materials into mulched flower beds or dry grasses along the roads. Ashes should not be discarded outside in the woods or grass line, instead that should be placed in a metal container outside and soak with water.