Even with the wet weather and a forecasted wetter than normal summer, Minden Fire Chief Kip Mourad asks the public to be ever mindful if burning.

“If you’re burning leaves inside the city limits, you have to get permission from the fire department,” Mourad said. “It can only be yard leaves or yard limbs.”

To make sure a burn doesn’t get out of control, the fire chief says to rake everything in a pile and be outside while burning. Also, it’s important to keep a source of water close by and keep the ground around the burning area wet. This helps keep

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