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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rain dampens wildfire threat

A strong cold front is working its way through OH, KY, TN and states to the south. See picture below. This will go a long way in reducing the threat of widfires for those areas that get the rain. This is NOT the end to fall fire season it just helps a lot!

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