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Dry and breezy day led to several brush fires across Connecticut

Storm Team 8 Weather

It has been a very dry and breezy day across the state.  That combination can increase the risk of brush and forest fires.

Related: April brings brush fire dangers

Sure enough, we got a report of a brush fire in Woodbridge just before noon on Thursday. Luckily, that fire was contained and didn’t spread too quickly. 

There were also brush fires reported in North Haven and in Meriden that afternoon.

Related: Fire warning issued for region due to winds, dry conditions

According to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), even if you have a permit to burn brush on your property, it is not valid if the forest fire danger is high, very high, or extreme.

Even though we don’t know the cause of these fires, just remember, sometimes even flicking a cigarette into dry brush or mulch can cause a fire to start and spread quickly when conditions are right.

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