Brevard County is home to thousands of residents who enjoy the area's beautiful scenery and warm climate. But few people realize that these qualities also create severe wildfire conditions. Each year, thousands of acres of wildland and many homes are destroyed by fires that can erupt at any time of the year from a variety of causes, including arson, lightning and debris burning. Adding to the fire hazard is the growing number of people living in new communities built in areas that were once wildland. This growth places even greater pressure on the area's wildland firefighters. As a result of this growth, fire protection becomes everyone's responsibility.
May and June are the critical months for wild land brush fires. Please make sure you are following good fire protection and mitigation procedures.
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