KMZU has received multiple calls for fires that have quickly escalated beyond control.
There are many areas that have put burn bans into effect, but for those that haven’t, burning still is not recommended.
Dry, low humidity and windy conditions within the past week have been a perfect mix for several field fires, causing fire departments all over the region to be out with full force battling blazes.
Today there have been multiple calls for fires and fire departments seeking mutual aid from surrounding agencies, those agencies are unable to respond due to their crews already being on scene at other locations. Many of these fires are posing danger to nearby homes.
If you find yourself near a fire, please use extreme caution and allow emergency personnel to work the scene, if there is no department on scene, you are urged to call your local emergency response team immediately.