The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

State News

March 21, 2014

Harsh Indiana winter raises spring fire danger

WASHINGTON, Ind. — Indiana's harsh winter is creating springtime fire dangers.

Firefighters in southwestern Indiana's Daviess County have fought at least nine grass fires so far this week. Washington Township Volunteer Fire Chief Tony Wichmanin tells the Washington Times-Herald the cold weather killed off a lot of vegetation that will burn quickly.

Washington Fire Chief Dave Rhoads says high winds are contributing to the problem.

The National Weather Service posted a warning of an enhanced wildfire danger Friday for several southern Indiana counties.

The weather service says a low relative humidity and winds gusting near 30 mph will create dangerous conditions in which fires could quickly spread out of control.

1
Text Only
State News
Staff Photos


We're looking for your photos! Share your photos of your favorite people, places and Madison County events in our September reader photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide