Dry conditions and climate affect fire control

Portable line of defense- Fire Chief Tyrone Mogenson holds the nozzle attached to the hose line on the Melville Fire Department wildland fire vehicle. The wildland truck is utilized in situations where larger fire trucks are too big to be effective.

Overgrowth a contributing factor One would think that floods and heavy rain would help put out fires. Tyrone Mogenson, Melville Fire Chief disputes that fact and says floods can cause grass fires years later. “A couple years of accumulation from the 2014 floods – we’ve had lots of cattails, lots…