Summer heat may bring brush fires

Summer is approaching, but with the rise in temperatures comes a rise in possible fire danger.

Fires need fuel to start and spread, and with the moisture the area has received recently, the plant life has had great opportunity to grow.

“It depends on how much water we get and how much brush grows,” Green River Interim Fire Chief Mike Liberty said. “The plants dry out with wind and heat, so if there’s no moisture, there’s an increase in danger.”

“We’ve gotten a little bit of moisture, so we’re good right now, but that could change, and it probably will depending on what the weather does,” Liber...


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