Tooele County is a desert. We had a fair amount of moisture from the winter season which means the grasses and shrubs had water to grow really well. Now it is getting hotter and the tall grasses are drying out making those grasses and the land very dry and are an extreme fire hazard.
The county commissioners are developing a drought declaration for resources to be sent to Tooele County faster should the need arise becuase of the drought season that we are in.
The best way for the county community to help is to be wise in during recreation, take care of yards and become firewise, and to be vigilant is observing your surroundings.
Please help the County by obeying restrictions and keeping weeds short. We can all make a difference during this drought season.