Fire a concern during holiday

While fire fuels haven’t dried enough to be a concern, residents are still being asked to be careful during the upcoming July 4 holiday.

According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, the long, wet spring the county experienced has contributed to additional grass growth.

“What this means for us, is that in areas where we do not normally have a lot of grasses, we may start to see more grass on the ground that allows fire to spread much more easily and rapidly as grass burns very fast,” Bournazian wrote in an email to the Green River Star.

In many areas throughout the county, Bourna...


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