Dumpster Fires On The Rise

The City of Wichita Falls is asking residents to be aware of where they dump their fireplace ash. That's because the ash could cause a fire.
City Officials say increased fireplace use has caused an increase in dumpster fires, posing a significant hazard to sanitation employees and their equipment.
Officials suggest double checking the ashes before dumping them making sure they are cold and without any lit coals.