What causes a brush fire?

April is a month known for seeing a lot of brush fires

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – We’ve been seeing a couple of brush fired over the past couple of days. Even though western Massachusetts did see some gusty showers Sunday evening, it doesn’t take much to dry the ground up.

Key factors for a brush fire to start is dry, breezy, and mild conditions throughout the day, which was the forecast for Monday. Dew points, or the amount of moisture in the air, are forecasted to be low, which means that the air will be dry.

Firefighters are asking western Massachusetts residents to clean up brush and dead leaves around your home. Try and keep the ground moist and watch the mulch beds around your home. Firefighters are also asking residents to check with their local fire department before burning.

It just takes a flick of a cigarette bud to cause a fire on a dry and breezy day. April is a month known for seeing a lot of brush fires.

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