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Slow burn

Delayed fire season finally arrives


September 5, 2019

Surprising thought it may seem this close to cooler weather, Fire Warden Doug Leis would like the community to be aware that fire season may finally have arrived. Two small incidents last Wednesday afternoon could mark the beginning of a period during which plenty of fuel and dry conditions causes more fires to spark than the county has seen so far all year.

“I think our fire season is probably going to be starting about this time this year, if the conditions dry out from here,” Leis nods.

On Wednesday afternoon, county volunteers assisted by the Forest Service fought a 2.5 acre fire on...

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