Volunteer firefighters prepare for busy wildland fire season

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Volunteer firefighters are making sure they’re ready for what’s expected to be a busy wildland fire season.

The Clark County Fire Department along with the Bureau of Land Management hosted a practical skills day in Blue Diamond on Saturday.

Volunteer firefighters must complete the training annually to receive certification.

Firefighters anticipate more wildfires in Southern Nevada following a wet winter.

All those weeds are cropping up here in the wildland areas and that’s going to give us a continuous fuel, light fine fuel that’s going to cause our fire problems. It’ll be a little bit more severe this year said Clark County Fire Department’s Assistant Fire Chief Larry Haydu.

Firefighters already battled a brush fire at The Wetlands Park earlier in the week.  Roughly 130 volunteer firefighters protect 7,000 square miles of Clark County land.

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