While it's nice to end summer with warm weather and sunshine, the downside is that the latest dry weather streak puts our area at a high fire risk.  Add windy conditions, which are expected this week, and things get especially risky.

The NorthlandsNewsCenter is reporting that we're entering a dangerous Fall fire season. Low humidity, combined with a lack of rain this summer and gusty winds have fire stations ready to pounce on any blaze big or small.

The Northland has already seen multiple wild land fires this summer. The drought has caused fuels, that generally feed wild land fires, to dry up and when something sparks a fire it can really take off if it's not attacked quickly.

Here's hoping for some significant precipitation and careful residents.