Warm and Windy Weather Means Increased Risk for Wildfires
Sunny, warm, and windy. That’s what’s in store for the Prescott area this week. The National Weather Service reports temperatures are expected to be in the 70s from Tuesday to the end of the week. Wind gusts will also range from 25 to 30 miles per hour. No rain is in the forecast for the entire week. These conditions can increase the risk for a wildfire in our area. If you go camping, be sure your campfire is completely out and the ashes are cool to the touch before you leave. If you smoke, dispose of your cigarettes properly. Also, make sure there are no chains dragging from your vehicle as they can cause sparks and start a wildfire. The fire danger for the Prescott National Forest is moderate in the Bradshaw and Chino ranger districts, and high in the Verde Ranger District.