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Extremely dry weather keeps fire officials busy

April 4, 2007

Valdosta --   This time last year, the Georgia Forestry Commission in Berrien County had only battled about 60 blazes.  This year, that number has nearly doubled.     

These conditions have made it more dangerous to burn anything outside.

"A little small fire in your back yard could turn into a several hundred or even thousand acres of your neighbors land that devastated and destroyed," said Travis Watson, Berrien Chief Ranger.  

If conditions persist, they will shut down permits and outside burning all together until they get some rain.

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