Dry Conditions Spark Multiple Area Brushfires
Cove Fire Companies Ask Public for Caution
March 18, 2021
The beginning of the spring season also marks an increase in outdoor burning as people get outside to clean up debris the winter has left in their yards and fields. But with the increase in outdoor burning, the risk of brushfires is high.
From the beginning of March until around mid-May, conditions are high for setting off a fire that can quickly burn through acres of land.
"It only takes one spark, one hot ember," said Ron Henry, Freedom Township fire chief.
Henry said most brushfires are started by people who are burning trash or rubbish who are not paying close enough attention to condit...