It’s not a good day to burn brush.
Gusty winds and dry weather threaten to turn small fires into large ones, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
“Fast-spreading fires are possible if one should start,” the NWS said in a morning alert.
NWS meteorologists suggest that people who feel it is necessary to start a brush fire contact their local fire warden first.
Forestry experts at the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection agree with the meteorologists: They put today’s forest fire danger level at “high.”
Connecticut just wrapped up the hottest summer on record, and it has been excessively dry.
Christine Dempsey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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