Yet One More Spark, Yet One More Disastrous Wildfire

Post date: Jun 24, 2017 8:18:00 PM

In Utah, the Brian Head Fire started June 17 and by June 24 had grown to 38,000 acres and destroyed 13 homes. It is known to have been caused by human activity, as are nearly all wildfires in California. It is believed to have been started by a homeowner wielding a weed whacker.

Please be fire aware when maintaining your defensible space. Remember that the temperature at ground level typically 20° to 40° hotter than the air. Think twice or more about using metal-bladed tools, and finish your work by 10am, when the grass will be as dry as the air.