WAYNE COUNTY – As a dry year turns warmer and winds continue, it’s looking very much that it will be a bad fire season. Last year saw one of the worst fire seasons in Utah history for the number of human caused fires. According to Brion Terry, Fire Warden for Sevier, Paiute and Wayne Counties, human activities accounted for 63 of the 109 wildland fires in those counties. The question is, “why?” It could be that many more people headed out into the forests and deserts during COVID to be safe and beat cabin fever. Unfortunately, some of those folks—and others who should know better—either don’t understand fire-safe behavior or have a callous attitude towards fire danger they may pose to public and private land.