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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wildfires continue ... How Can You Help?

Fire starts are up with the 4th day without rain here in VA. Conditions are NOT anywhere near where they were on 2/19 but firefighters and citizens should remain vigilant. Another shot of rain is hopefully on its way by Sunday.

Wildfires in TX and FL continue and now Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are very active.


Ga. wildfire blamed on arsonist

Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:14 AM
NAHUNTA, Ga.  - A reward up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of whoever set a wildfire that has burned about 2,250 acres in Brantley County since Monday.
State forest rangers expected to have the fire, which spread quickly after being started near Georgia 121 south of Hoboken, fully contained by Wednesday evening, said Frank Sorrells, district manager for the Georgia Forestry Commission regional office in Waycross.

Wildfire activity increases in Alabama

The Alabama Forestry Commission says lower humidity, warm temeratures and gusty winds are combining to increase wildfire danger.

Warnings against outdoor burning continue in SC

State forestry officials have lifted a red flag alert for 14 counties in South Carolina’s northeastern corner but are still warning against outdoor burning while high winds and low humidity persist.

Debris burning remains one of the top causes of wildfires in Virginia, below are 2 mini posters that bring the attention to this and also provide safety tips and alternatives. PLEASE remember the state's 4 PM Law which is in effect. You can NOT have any outdoor fire within 300 feet of the woods or dry grass BEFORE  4 PM. Also you MUST check with your locality as many local restrictions are also in place.
And please JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN LEAGELY BURN DON"T especially when the winds are up and the air is so dry.


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