Brush Fire Season is Here in Missouri

(MISSOURINET) –  Brush fire season is here in Missouri. The state is not known for large wildland fires like some western states, but dry conditions, low humidity and strong winds can often combine to create dangerous brush and wildland fires. Hillsboro Fire Protection District Chief Brian Gaudet (gaw-day) says when the leaves start to fall and fuel hits the dry ground, they can ramp up fire activity.

Brush fire season runs from mid-October through early December and again from late February through mid-April.