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Quiet fire season in Mason County

Mason County Fire Marshal Randy Collins said the 2022 fire season was “quieter than most” regarding wildfires within the county.

Collins said he thinks most of that has to do with the late spring rains and not having any mega heat waves, like the temperatures reached in 2021.

From September 10 to 16, Mason County instituted a recreational burn ban when the National Fire Danger Rating System was elevated to very high fire danger, which caused red flag fire conditions.

“With the exception of that, the weather and the conditions weren’t terribly bad, and the fuel moistures remained relatively hig...


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