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Cypress County fire risk remains high

Posted on May 5, 2021 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward


Cypress County’s fire hazard remains quite high, says Cypress County deputy fire chief John McBain.

“The little bit of moisture we did receive is definitely going to help greening up the grass,” he said.

“But old grass from last year is still dead and is  still there, so it will burn.” 

McBain said the fire risk will remain quite high until the new grass comes in.

“Once the new grass is here and green, it’ll help with the situation—it’ll kind of override the old overgrown stuff,” he said.

McBain wanted to remind county residents to watch the burning barrels and camp fires and for farmers to have their equipment maintained and free of debris.

Calls out for services have been below average so far this year.

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