Fire danger rating is rated moderate as of today in Harney County

HARNEY COUNTY-Effective today, June 7, fire danger in the Burns Interagency Fire Zone is rated MODERATE.

Fire Danger ratings describe conditions that reflect the potential, over a large area, for a fire to start, spread and require suppression action. But this rating is MORE THAN JUST A WORD! It comes from a complex mixture of science, technology, and local observations and measurements.

There are 5 ratings for fire potential – Low, Moderate, High, Very High, and Extreme. Each rating helps the public understand local wildfire risk and helps firefighters plan suppression strategies.

Check out this excellent video from the Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group about the Fire Danger Rating System, how it works, and what it means!