Each year we deal with significant fire danger in Eastern and Central Washington. This year is no exception. With the late spring rains, the grasses have grown thicker and taller than normal. Now that it is hot and dry, we have a high chance of fires. While we are all aware that cigarettes and fireworks can start a fire quickly, that is not the only concern. Any spark can cause an issue. This includes sparks from a lawn mower or chainsaw. Even a hot vehicle that pulls off the road for a moment can be hot enough to cause dry grass to catch fire. Be sure to be safe and fire conscious out there!