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May 4, 2013

Dry weather contributes to wildland fires


Sometimes, he noted, wildland fires are sparked by the simple toss of a burning cigarette.

Within minutes of expressing his hope that his department would have to handle no other blazes due to dry conditions, the scanner sounded, calling the fire company to a wildland fire on Lakeland Drive in Champlain.

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Contributing Writer Darina Naidu and News Editor Suzanne Moore contributed to this report.

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