Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Humidity keeping fire hazard under control

Our hot muggy weather may actually be helping to keep the forest fire hazard in check. Jeff Antoszek of the Ministry of Natural Resources says it's because the humidity is helping out.  He says  moist heat waves don't affect the hazard as much because the humidity helps to keep wood and other fuels from drying out.  The fire hazard for most of the Northwest Region is low to moderate.