Burning ban goes into effect as snow melts to reveal dry grass
Late snows and late thaws make for deceptively dry brush and grass that can contribute to higher dangers of wildfire.
“The low humidity and the wind, lack of rain, warm days — it all contributes to drying things out,” said Pine River Fire Chief Kevin Kleiner. “Usually when the snow melts you wouldn’t think of the grass and the land as being dry, but it always is really dry until we get a lot of good rain.”
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