Warm Weather Creates Higher Fire Risk | Weather
Temperatures in our area reached 70 degrees Thursday and people were out enjoying the warm weather.
But that also has fire departments worried as the dry conditions are causing a greater fire risk.
"What we want to see is people taking precautions. Just use common sense and not have that recreational fire or have it moistened down quite a bit," said Jason Whitney of the Rochester Fire Department.
Whitney said conditions are comparable to a summer drought and said rain is needed lower the fire risk.