(WLNS) – Officials say there’s a risk of wildfires in parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula amid recent dry weather.
The state Department of Natural Resources says that about 600 wildfires are reported in Michigan each year, mostly in April through June.
6 News WeatherFirst meteorologist Jim Geyer says this is the time of year when wildfire risk is high, primarily to the abundance of dead grass and groundcover. Rain is in the forecast for Tuesday night but the risk will still remain high.
The fire risk will be high until more leaves and grasses begin to grow. You can see the Michigan DNR’s fire danger map online here.