With nice weather on the way, area fire districts are getting nervous about an increased risk of natural cover fires…

Mid-County Fire Chief Scott Frandsen says the fires can be prevented with a little bit of common sense…

      NEWS-4-8-20 Brush Fires-2 - 8th April 2020

But with residents stuck at home due to COVID 19, not everyone knows the rules and according to Southwest Fire Chief Mike Hufferd, those simple brush fires can get away quickly….

      NEWS-4-8-20 Brush Fires-1 - 8th April 2020

It’s recommended that you contact your local fire district to see if open burning is being allowed before you start your burn.

You should also make sure you have water on hand to keep the fire controlled.