North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department Battles Brush Fires

The warm weather has prompted early spring cleaning and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Chief, Joe Leszek, says his department has been called out to several brush fires already this season.

In the past five days, firefighters have been called to seven brush/woods fires. Leszek asks that you be cautious when burning brush this time of year as foliage has not yet begun its spring transformation and is dry. Winds are usually very strong and unpredictable this time of year.

Leszek offers these tips this spring season: Do not discard cigarettes from moving vehicles, properly extinguish fires when cooking outdoors and never leave fires unattended, do not burn on a windy day, keep your brush pile small and manageable, and do not burn any man-made products. He asks that you check with city, town, or county officials to make sure it is legal to burn yard waste.