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Brush Fire Dangers in Polk Persist

Tips to Reduce Danger of Igniting


Last updated 4/22/2021 at 9:51am

Despite recent thunderstorms, the chances for significant brush fires in Polk County continues.

Polk's firefighters were called to 107 brush fires in March, up 65 percent from 65 brush fires in February and fire crews continue to be dispatched daily to brush fires throughout Polk this month.

"We are definitely in the thick of brush fire season," Polk County Fire Chief Rob Weech said. "Without significant rain, the fire conditions will continue to worsen and that means we need everyone's help to reduce the chances of brush fires from happening."

A lack of rain in March and this month aren't...

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