Heat Wave Means One Thing: Beware of Forest Fires

The heat wave means a few things, actually, but the most pressing is that this season could be one of the worst for forest fires in recent memory. “What we’re seeing now has the potential to make the perfect storm,’’says Stephen D. Coan, the state’s fire marshal. “There are all the elements: the lack of a solid snowpack, all the debris from the natural disasters, and the historic high temperatures.’’ [Boston.com]