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May 1, 2012
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Little Ray May fire reminder

Nothing could have been a better reminder that it's Wildfire Awareness Week than having an actual wildfire, not far from where the most expensive fire in Douglas County history burned 3,900 acres in August.

The difference between last year's Ray May fire and it's much smaller cousin on Saturday was the difference between August and April in Douglas County.

Given a little more time for the vegetation to dry out, the fire behind Conner Way could have easily turned into a conflagration.

Saturday's blaze, and the lightning caused fires from early last week, were clear demonstrations that fire danger is …

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The Record Courier Updated May 1, 2012 06:45PM Published May 1, 2012 06:44PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.