Severe drought has turned forests and grasslands into dry fuels.
Montgomery County crews found flames erupting from an apartment when they responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex.
Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.
The new standard, which was originally proposed in response to serious fires that have occurred at cannabis facilities in recent years, will provide clear guidance on fire protection standards for facilities that produce, process and extract cannabis.
One person died in a fire in New Haven, Connecticut where code violations were found months earlier.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) actively supports National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign sponsored by Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which raises awareness of potential home electrical hazards, the importance of electrical fire safety, and the safety of electrical and non-electrical workers, each May.