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Farmers are being reminded to think about fire safety

Dry conditions have been a concern throughout the growing season in many areas of the prairies and that concern continues through the harvest.

Each year during the harvest we hear about combine fires.

Mike Kwasnica is President of the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs.

He says they worry about the standing crop, especially cereals like wheat as it dries and is ready for harvest, it can pose a big fire risk. 

"One of the things that we do suggest to farmers is to make sure that the chaff on their combine is cleaned every day. That they make sure that they do bearing checks, they make sure that there is no hot bearings that could cause fires or drop sparks that'll cause a fire within that field."

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