FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno city firefighters responded to a record number of vegetation fires this month, the department reported.
As of Friday, Fresno Fire said crews had been called to 206 vegetation fires this July.
It averages out to a little more than eight fires per day and smashes the previous record of 187 in July 2016.
Vegetation fire calls for the agency are up more than 60% compared to this time last year.
Officials say the heat predicted for the rest of this month will likely add to their skyrocketing statistics.
Fresno Fire responded to 206 vegetation fires this month, breaking previous record
The new statistic smashes the previous record of 187 in July 2016.