As we get later into the summer, forest and brush fires are more and more common. The city and houses of St. George are surrounded by beautiful desert that often create the perfect conditions for possible fires. It is important to be safe and use these tips to avoiding forest fires.

Check Fire Regulations in Your Area

In state and national parks, rangers post current fire restrictions. These restrictions say whether outdoor fires are legal or not based on current weather and dryness conditions. If you are planning a campout at one of the nearby parks in St. George, make sure you know the current regulations. Failure to comply can result in a fine or, even worse, a possible wildfire.

Keep Fires in Designated Fire Pits

If fires are…

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During the summer months, you can spend hundreds of dollars on cooling costs. It may sometimes feel like you have to choose between being comfortable in your own home or saving money. This isn’t necessarily the case, however. Use these tips to save money on cooling cost without sacrificing comfortably.

1. Adjust the Temperature

One of the biggest mistakes people make with their air conditioning is allowing it to run automatically all the time. You should adjust the temperature at night and when you leave the house. That way you can keep your home comfortable when you’re home during the day, but you don’t have to pay to cool an empty or sleeping house.

2. Service Your AC Unit

At least once a year you should get your HVAC unit serviced.…

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It’s that time of year when fireworks become a huge part of the scenery all around Utah. With Independence Day on Saturday and Pioneer Day on July 24th, fireworks can be heard around the desert almost all year long. If you are one of these firework enthusiasts, it’s important to keep these safety tips in mind.

Stay a Safe Distance From Any Buildings

It is important as you light off fireworks to keep your explosives a good distance from your home. In St. George, people usually light off fireworks in the street, but stay away from buildings, cars and other people.

Maintain Adult Supervision

An adult should be present whenever fireworks are being lit. Children and teens often lack the forethought, experience and knowledge necessary to remain…

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