Lexington Firefighters: Cigarette Butts Especially Dangerous In Dry Weather

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Updated: 6/25/2012 7:40 pm
Lexington Fire Department is asking people to be especially careful, about cigarettes.

With the lack of rain, the dry grass serves as fuel to wildfires.

Battalion Chief Ed Davis is urging people not to throw cigarettes out of car windows.

He says in the past 2 weeks, the Department has seen a big jump in calls about bush, grass and mulch fires.

Davis says smokers should never throw a lit cigarette out of a car window.

He says it's important to douse cigarette butts with water, when you can.

And don't throw them in trash cans, storm drains or waterways.

Use approved containers instead.











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