Fire officials are reminding everyone to be careful when it comes to generators. This comes as one person suffered burns to their arms and around $20,000 dollars worth of damages was done after a generator burst into flames. It happened at the Olympia Sports Camp on Limberlost Road in Lake of Bays on Saturday morning. An employee was re-fueling the generator when it caught on fire and spread into a building nearby.

The Huntsville-Lake of Bays Fire Department says to never re-fuel a generator while it hot, and to turn it off and let it cool down before you pour gas into it. It also says generators should be used in a well ventilated area outside, away from all doors, windows and vent openings, and never in an attached garage even if the door is open.

Store gas for the generator in a container meant just for that, and make sure is well labeled. The fire department also notes that container should be stored away from all living areas.

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