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Hot cars and dry brush are bad combination

Hot cars and dry brush are bad combination



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The recent rash of fires, including the one in Draper, has one federal agency asking campers and hikers to be more careful.

Utah's fire season was relatively quiet until earlier this week, when it seemed like a blaze was popping up every few hours. Three of them can be blamed on mankind, and Susan Marzec, with the Bureau of Land Management says people need to be more cautious, especially with cars.

"You have people who will drive along the road, pull along the side of the road into the brush, trying to get as far off as they can get, and they don't even realize that their hot cars and the dry brush cause fires," she said.

Marzec says it's easy to forget that fire danger is high even when temperatures drop.

E-mail: cwall@ksl.com

Cleon Wall

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