"I was out in the woods yesterday and they are dry. So if people are not careful they could start a wildfire," said John Lubbers, Department of Natural Resource Forestry Staff Supervisor.
While June's rainfall is down just over an inch-and-a-half from normal, wildfire danger is still classified as low. That's far from the drought conditions that fueled last month's massive wildfire near Newberry, Michigan. But the DNR still urges caution with campfires or burning brush.
"Make sure you're doing it in a safe location. Make sure you have water with you and make sure you put that fire out when you're done," Lubbers said.
"Don't leave her smoldering thinking that it'll burn out by itself. Because usually the don't an you need to put some water on them," he added.
While one of the driest June's on record isn't causing wildfire concerns so far, Lubbers says that could change quickly if rainfall totals remain below normal going into early July.
"Certainly with Fourth of July coming up, fireworks and dry grass and dry woods they don't mix. Certainly we don't want to see problems with that," he said.
Local 5's Terry Kovarik has the story.