With no rain in the forecast this week, officials in some counties are considering putting burn bans in place.
Firefighters across the Piedmont Triad are seeing an uptick in outdoor fires. Some crews have been extra busy.
Firefighters in Randolph County have responded to 71 brush, grass or woods fires since the beginning of November. That’s, on average, about six fires per day. The fire department in Greensboro has responded to 43 outside fires since Nov. 1. The Guilford County Fire Marshal is talking with state fire leaders about possible next steps.
“We are anticipating this week if we do not receive any rain, that there will be a burn ban,” said Deputy Chief Dwayne Church with the Greensboro Fire Department.
Guilford County could soon join the more than 30 counties across North Carolina currently under a burn ban.