Firewise clean up day

, Posted: Sun, May 4 2014 at 7:05 PM, Updated: Mon, May 5 2014 at 3:46 PM

Ashland, Ore. -- Thousands of tons of debris and flammable material were thrown away Sunday at the 3rd annual Ashland Firewise Clean Up Day.

Residents were able to get rid of old tree branches, grass, or any debris that could be dangerous during fire season at the Ashland Transfer Station.    

Organizers said it's very important because of the high risk this fire season.

"We have the conditions this year that could support a potentially  dangerous fire  season and so what we try to do is minimize fuel around houses," said Ali True.

True said at least 5,000 tons of debris was collected. And said any tree with sap is very dangerous to grow around your house because they are susceptible to catch fire in a matter of seconds.

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