Whats that smell? Smoke from ag burns in Grant County fill the air earlier than usual this year

  • Source: iFiberOne
  • Published: 02/27/2020 05:41 PM

Local fire agencies are blaming farmers for the smoky aroma that’s been filling the air locally as of late. The news of agricultural burns may come as a surprise to some with it happening earlier this year. Firefighters say burnable materials are drying out faster and the air isn’t as stagnant due to a very mild winter followed by warmer weather. At this time last year, Grant County was dealing with heavy snowfall. Fire District 5 Chief Dan Smith says the early drying and mild winter is not a definitive indication that it will correlate with a severe fire season. On Tuesday, Grant County Fire District 13 responded to the 13000 of RD F NW where a ditch burn had burned out of control due an unexpected wind shift and the dryness of the land.


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