Forestry officials in Vermont said today that the state’s forests are becoming extremely dry and fire danger is rising. They said the state is approaching drought conditions because there’s been so little rain.
State and federal officials issued an advisory urging extra care with campfires. They said recent forest fires in Waltham and Ryegate burned 1-2 feet underground and were very difficult to extinguish. Vermont has had 117 fires that burned nearly 200 acres this year.