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Rapid Plant Growth from Wet Weather Heighten Wildfire Risks Later in Season

Rapid plant growth from wet weather heighten wildfire risks later in season, officials say

Consistent rain storms over Summit County have dampened wildfire fuels countywide, but they have also led to the growth of grasses and underbrush, Summit Fire & EMS’s Wildland Division said. Once dry, those quick-burning fuels can ferry fires between larger fuels like timber — and from tree lines to homes — when lawns aren’t maintained, officials warned. By Luke Vidic, Summit Daily News