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Fine fuels like grass, shrubs and blackberry bushes are abundant this year due to wet spring weather. Above, firefighters work on a 2009 grass fire fueled by strong winds. Chief Devon Wells cautions about grass and blackberries in open lots, like below, that create fire hazards to nearby homes.

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Fire season looms as temperatures rise and fuels dry out

June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

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