Fresno Fire responded to 206 vegetation fires this month, breaking previous record

The new statistic smashes the previous record of 187 in July 2016.
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.
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