Ham Lake Fire Anniversary

If you would have asked me a week or two ago if fire danger would be high this spring I would have laughed. Fast forward to now and I’m not laughing. I’m also trying to not think about the weather conditions from 11 years ago either. 11 years? It hardly seems possible the Ham Lake Fire happened that long ago but I guess it did. That could be why my symptoms of PTSD of dealing with wildfire have lessened…

In any case, until the trees green up there’s always a better chance of a fast moving and growing fire. Conditions are dry due to the lack of rainfall this spring and the forecast calls for high winds. A red flag warning is predicted for much of Minnesota today. Hopefully folks will avoid the temptation of burning anything until we’ve received some much needed precipitation.

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