Brush fire season typically begins in early spring before the leaves develop on trees. The lack of canopy allows the sun to dry out the dead vegetation on the forest floor leaving these combustibles tinder dry and easily ignitable. Once the leaves form on the trees, the threat of a brush fire decreases but is still a real possibility depending on rainfall. While wildland fires we see out west are less likely in our area, climate change and other factors are causing wildland fires to occur in areas less prone to these types of fires. Whether a brush, grass, or wildland fire, click on the links below for tips on preventing forest fires and learn about ways to better protect your home from catching fire during these events!