Inconsistent rainfall does little to curb fires

Dry conditions following last week’s rain storms have done little to ameliorate the number of wildfires in Union County, according to Ranger Chris Ludwig.

Though 1.5 inches were measured at the Champagnolle office and reports countywide range from .5 to 3 inches, the fire danger is still very high, he said in a message.

“The rainfall has since evaporated and only provided a temporary relief cycle,” he wrote. “Wildfires have occurred in (the) county since receiving the rainfall thus showing just how much of a drought we are currently in.”

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One Response to Inconsistent rainfall does little to curb fires

  1. The lone reader says:

    Since this is your first summer here Allison, I’ll let you in on a little secret. While this has been a very hot and very try couple of months the humidity has been very low. Hence the fires. Usually there is enough humidity to keep fires to a reasonable level.

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