WCFR reminds residents to dispose ashes properly

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Warren County Fire and Rescue personnel recently responded to two significant fires caused by improperly discarded fireplace and wood stove ashes.

One of the major causes of home fires is the improper disposal of fireplace ash.

Warren County Fire Chief James Bonzano reminds citizens to treat all ashes as if they are hot, and wait at least 24 hours before removing the ash.

You should never add live embers to an ash bucket or anything combustible.

Place a lid over the ash bucket to reduce oxygen from reaching live embers and keep ash buckets in a well-ventilated location as live embers can produce carbon monoxide.

Pour water over ashes in the bucket in an outdoor location and allow the bucket to sit for at least three days before disposing of the ashes.

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Middletown celebrates with Tree Lighting Ceremony

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‘Tis the season in Middletown as they got in the Christmas spirit with their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony last night.

They welcomed Super Bowl Champion and Washington legend Brian Mitchell as a special guest to help light the tree which is located off Reliance Road as you are entering Middletown.

Middletown will continue their festivities next weekend with their Christmas Parade down Main Street next Saturday at 2:00 pm.

If you’re in Middletown anytime through the holidays, don’t forget to stop by their mailbox to Santa and Mrs. Claus to drop off your letters which they have promised Mayor Harbaugh to respond to.

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland returns to Clearbrook Park

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Frederick County Parks and Recreations annual Walking in a Winter Wonderland opened last night and will remain open nightly through January 1.

The dazzling display spans the 0.5 mile path at Clearbrook Park with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights, displays, and a display synchronized with music.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for nightly appearances from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Tickets are available for purchase online or with a credit card at the gate with a portion of the sales going to the Chain of Checks campaign.

Advance ticket sales are encouraged as walk-up entry is not guaranteed.

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