As it remains hot and dry, a big safety concern is brush fires.

Crews in the North Country have already been put to the test over the past few days.

When it's hot outside it's easier for dry grass to catch fire and flames can spread quickly.

Campfires are one of the main causes of grass fires in Jefferson County, and campers are reminded to be cautious.

"They need to be there attending those fires and or if they are going to leave they need to make sure the fire is completely out and cold to the touch," said Forest Ranger Lieutenant Joel Nowalk.

Forest rangers say the region is at a moderate fire danger level but by the end of the weekend that could be raised.