Campers are asked to be especially cautious with all fires and burning material.
And The Everett Fire Department reminds smokers to be responsible when extinguishing cigarettes.
Smokers should always put out cigarettes in fireproof ashtrays. And, if smoking areas are provided outside buildings, ashtrays must be available for cigarette disposal.
Here are some recent examples of what can happen with careless behavior:
* In late April, a carelessly tossed cigarette butt ignited a wooden window frame in a downtown Everett building. The fire spread into the building, which sustained water and smoke damage.
* In a 36-hour period in May, the Everett Fire Department extinguished four beauty bark fires that were caused by cigarette butts. In all four cases, hundreds of cigarette butts were found on the ground in the fire areas.
Cigarettes can burn at 800 degrees, hot enough to ignite most combustible materials.
Parents invited to school meeting
Mukilteo School District’s special education department offers a parent coffee talk at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to meet other parents raising children with special needs, gather information and resources, share experiences and develop a support system.
Join others at Explorer Middle School House 1 Conference Room, 9600 Sharon Drive in Everett.
Groups raise fun money
On Thursday, 500 business and community leaders will gather at the Everett Events Center to raise money for children in Snohomish County. The goal of the event is to raise $150,000 to ensure that every child, regardless of ability to pay, can participate in summer camps, sports and other activities at Boys &Girls Clubs.
This event also is the venue for the HERO award given each year to an outstanding member of the community. This year the HERO award will be presented to Jim Gaffney of Gaffney Construction for 10 years of work building clubs.
For ticket information, call 425-258-2436. There is no cost for the lunch.
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