The wet weather throughout May and June could keep fire season at bay for a little while, officials said.
Fire season typically starts in June or July, but officials say the rain in May and June may have delayed it by quite some time. Steven Wallace, fire chief of the Mohawk Valley Fire District, says that the season has been calm so far, but they are still preparing for the worst, and recommend that regular people do the same.
“The danger is still out there,” Wallace said. “Even though the rains brought in that green landscape right now, that will dry out at some point this summer, and we will have high fire risk later this summer, and so not to let that guard down and keep those shrubs and that grass cut and keep that defensible space around your home.”