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‘On the Map’ visits one of the world’s largest toy museums

If you’re young at heart or craving a taste of nostalgia, look no further than Bay City.

Home to one of the biggest toy collections in the world, The Antique Toy and Fire Truck Museum is every kids worst nightmare. Thousands of toys, but you can’t touch them! Jimmie Dobson is the the man behind the museum, and it’s his collection that makes up most of the exhibits. Continue reading

Wildfire season underway in 2015

Burn safelySeeing green grass as the snow melts this Spring is nice, but the DNR reminds us to watch out for the brown.

Dan Laux is a DNR fire prevention specialist. He says this time of year Michigan residents need to be extra careful when burning.

“Here in Michigan, ya know, usually ‘bout every 9 out of 10 fires is human caused. The bulk of what we respond to are folks who are out doing debris burning. They leave their pile unattended for a little bit while they go in the house for lunch, but people are the cause of most of them.”

Locks says the best way to protect your home is to keep yard waste raked up and always get a burn permit before setting a fire.

So far this year the DNR has responded to 13 wildfires that burned some 70 acres of land.

For a longer list of tips to keep your home flame free, visit the DNR here.

Fireman honored for heroic actions

During the holiday season it’s time to hold family closer. It’s also a great time to recognize selfless acts. The Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs recently honored a Yankee Springs officer – that’s in Barry county. He made sure one family stayed together this Christmas.
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Police say it ‘tis the season to be careful about fires

The holidays bring people together for family meals, warm fireplaces and tree lights, but police say all of those things can increase the risk of fires.

Michigan State Police said most home fires happen in the winter. U.S. Fire Administration data shows that in Michigan, most residential fires last year occurred in December and February. Continue reading