Published June 21st, 2023
Signs go up for newest Firewise Community
By Jennifer Wake
A new North Bart Firewise USA Community sign goes up. Photo provided
In Lafayette, the families living on Orchard, Oak Hill, and N. Thompson roads and their tributaries have received approval of their application to become the North Bart Firewise USA Community.
"We have received our signs which are now mounted in two locations in our community," said Lafayette resident Jack Baker. "Now that fire season is approaching, we are working together to mitigate the risk by following guidelines to decrease fuel especially in the 5 feet closest to our houses, remove branches on trees 10 feet from the ground, and plan evacuation routes in case of emergency along with having a `Go Bag' with important papers along with some clothes, food and water."
For information about how to become a Firewise USA Community, visit

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