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FIRE PREVENTION - Leaves & Car Fires
Release Date: October 31, 2013

Each fall the Town of Dover provides residents with leaf collection service. Residents are instructed to rake their leaves into the streets in front of their homes where they will be collected by Town DPW employees.

With most of the streets lined with piles of dry leaves, we'd like to remind to residents that you should avoid parking in these leaf piles.  Car parts, such as catalytic converters and mufflers, can get very hot! The dry leaves are extremely flammable and are easily ignited by hot vehicle parts.

Over the years we have seen more than a few car fires which have started in a pile of leaves and spread to a car. To prevent vehicle fires from starting, we suggest that you avoid parking in the leaf piles.

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