Brush Fire Season Is Here

The fall is off to a dry start in Missouri. With temperatures set to warm up again later this week and windy conditions, firefighters are monitoring the threat of brush fires. Hillsboro Fire Protection District Chief Brian Gaudet says the heightened time for brush fires runs from mid-October through early December and again from late February through mid-April.

The National Fire Protection Association reports, across the U.S., wildfires have burned over 59 million acres in the past decade.