Lakes area not out of the woods for fire danger
A brief rain shower with tiny hail Wednesday may have seemed to dampen the fire danger in the lakes area, but it wasn’t enough to quench current dry conditions.
Rains in May and June, which caused widespread flooding concerns, were well above average. But the last two months went the other direction.
Mark Mortensen, Department of Natural Resources program forester, said the last two months were about 50 percent of the average rainfall.
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