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Moisture is really important because obviously if a fuel isn't dry enough, it won't burn, or it won’t ignite even, and the drier it gets, the worse conditions can become. When you have a really hot dry summer day, or a series of days like that or a long period, and the fuels become really dry, they really become very susceptible to being ignited and will burn rapidly, and fire will consume them easily.