Officials urge care with fireworks
Fire danger If ever there was a year to be extra careful with fireworks, this is it, fire officials say. Extremely dry conditions and more hot days ahead have them nervously watching the approaching holiday. “In well over 20 years it’s never been this dry,” said Jim Lyon, fire inspector with the Northern Lakes Fire District in Kootenai County. “Right now we’re finding that any spark is almost guaranteed to ignite these dry grasses right now.”
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