Fall fire season getting underway

POSTED: 6:08 AM Oct 15 2013   UPDATED: 4:03 PM Oct 15 2013

Fall fire season is now underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Officials with the Department of Forestry remind residents the threat of wildfire increases during the autumn season as leaves dry out and fall, grasses turn brown, humidity levels drop and winds increase.

Officials encourage everyone to take precautions with outdoor fires to reduce the occurrence of wildfires.

To learn more about how to reduce the risk, visit http://dof.virginia.gov or http://www.firewisevirginia.org .