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With the weather improving in the area, it's a good time to do some burning if you need to. But with the wind coming up at times, you've got to know what to do to make sure your burn is successful. Manson Fire Chief Arnold Baker has some tips:

And that is a reminder that it's on you, the burner, to call to get the daily burn decision from the state Department of Ecology, they make a new recording every day. It's a toll-free number:

And one more thing, if you've got a large pile, Baker recommends you break it down:

Baker says if it's a good calm period, go ahead and get that burning done.