“Warm temperatures will continue to erode the snowpack in the next few weeks,” said Larry Himanga,
Homeowners who choose to burn should do so under the safest conditions, which is when snow is still on the ground. In addition, a
Spring fire restrictions will soon take effect and will severely limit open burning until summer green-up occurs. Traditionally, most wildfires occur in April and May. More than 95 percent of these fires are caused by human error. Due to the high fire incidence during this period, the
The restrictions are weather dependent, but normally last from four to six weeks until sufficient green vegetative growth occurs. Historically, spring fire restrictions dramatically decrease the number and size of accidental fires.
By burning prior to snowmelt, homeowners can reduce the potential for an escaped fire, which could endanger homes and property. And, if the