State Officials Warn of High Fire Danger
Communications specialist Michelle Finch-Walker says Thursday will bring high temperatures with low humidity and strong winds, making it easier for fires to start and spread.
“We just want to urge everyone to do a few things. Be really careful with an outside activity that could spark a blade and secondly, if you see smoke, call it in to the nearest fire department as soon as you see it. Getting on a fire is going to pretty important during these conditions.
She says the OFS is prepared in case fires do break out.
“We’ve brought in a large tanker – that’s a large plane that’s available to help fight large fires if they break out. The National Guard is ready with helicopters that a lot of times we use on our fires to help suppress fires or to help with fire fighting.
Finch-Walker adds that fires during this time of year are common, and the state will likely continue to face fire danger until the start of Spring.