Forest fire risks rise in dry spell

PBJ1971

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Oct 19, 2004
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And this does thoroughly suck...I live in Belleplain, with the 22,000 +/- acre state forest as my backyard. The closest the trees are to my house are about 25 feet...mostly cinder block construction, but we'd be screwed anyway. Every day for the past week, I have either driven by the entrance to the ranger's office and seen the "VERY HIGH" sign or someone has been at the fire tower 1/2 mile down the road from my house everyday (hell of a view!). Let's hope this thunderstorm comes through good and heavy enough the change the warning tomorrow night...