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March 3, 2008

Dougherty County--  The Marine Corps Logistics Base is playing their part to cut down on fire dangers.

There was a controlled burn at the base all day Monday. MCLB's environmental division spent the day making sure the controlled burn didn't get out of control. They're burning about 500 acres at the base and it serves two purposes.

It prevents wildfires and at the same time creates new vegetation. But just like everyone else, the base has to abide by state burning rules.

"Pretty much the same. I have to call the Georgia Forestry Commission before be burn and obtain a burn permit," said Natural Resources Manager Eddie Parramore.

The burn lasts for about 15 days. Monday, they had to account for the high winds. The controlled burn is done annually around this time of year.

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