There are millions of acres of beautiful national forests and grasslands all over the United States with many of them right here close to us in St. George, Utah. Living in Southern Utah has many wonderful benefits, but as the heat and wind kicks up, St. George and the surrounding area is often on “fire watch.” Fire weather watches are issued often during the summer months for southern Utah. Our firefighters always prepare for an intense fire season down south.
According to the U. S. Forest Service, Smokey the Bear website, millions of wildland acres will burn unintentionally this year. In the United States, nearly 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by people not being careful. In 2015, over 2 million acres were burned due to human-caused wildfires.