Fire officials stress caution during holiday
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 — Northeastern California fire officials remind area residents and visitors to be careful with fire and to leave fireworks at home when they celebrate Independence Day in the forests or other public lands.
“After our abnormally dry winter, conditions are drying out quickly,” said Walt Malena, a manager at the Susanville Interagency Fire Center. “We have a tall crop of grass in many areas, and that can feed a wildfire. People need to be extremely careful when camping, driving in the back country and cutting firewood.”