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By Olivia Kennah
Staff Writer 

May showers bring summer fires


The spring rain is a cause for fires in the dry summer heat.

Thanks to a rainy May, the area is very green with a lot of moisture. Although the rain is great for vegetation growth, when all of those plants dry up in the summer sun, they act as fuel for fires.

“When it’s cool and raining, vegetation grows, I’d hate to say it, but like wildfire,” Green River Assistant Fire Chief Mike Liberty said.

When it’s hot and dry, the plants that have grown start to dry out and makes it easier to start fires. When the vegetation dries out, fires spread quickly, especially with wind as a facto...

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