Thursday, July 02, 2015

Home News High heat causes landscaping mulch to start house fire

High heat causes landscaping mulch to start house fire

Industry News

Fire chief says buyers should inspect mulch bags for hot spots.

| July 9, 2010

AURORA, Ohio - Kathleen Novak is a successful Howard Hanna real estate agent, who takes pride in her Aurora home. However, this past July Fourth holiday weekend, a small fire caused damage to the outside of her house.

Novak told 5 On Your Side Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis that she was stunned when she learned the small blaze got started after her newly-delivered landscaping mulch caught on fire.

Aurora Fire Chief David Barnes told Novak her mulch was the victim of spontaneous combustion, and that his department is called out on mulch fires a couple of times a year.

Please visit NewsNet5 to read the rest of this article.
 

Top news

Get to the good stuff

When it comes to hiring, make sure to focus on the most important part: interviewing.

60,000 professional positions available

A new NALP survey shows an additional 240,000 labor positions, all available in the landscape industry.

Weed Man USA adds to team

The company has partnered with ACE Franchise Services to boost sales and growth.

John Deere updates K-Series

The wheel loader lineup will now adhere to Final Tier 4 emissions standards.

Turfgrass leaders retiring

The three Ohio State University staff have had a major impact on the industry.

x