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CITIZEN-TIMES.com: Forestry officials say wildfires have been contained
www.citizen-times.com, 6 April 2006 [cached]
Bill Leatherwood, district ranger with the N.C. Division of Forest Resources, said crews are mopping up fires that burned several acres in the Mills River area and the Riceville community, but the blazes are contained.
"Everything is in pretty good shape," he
said."The wind is dying out.
www.hendersonvillenews.com, 7 May 2005 [cached]
"Hendersonville will be one of the 54 cities and towns in North Carolina and one of 2,500 in the nation to receive this recognition," said Bill Leatherwood, Henderson County Ranger for the N.C.Forest Service.
Tree City awards are presented annually by the N.C. Division of Forest Resources
on behalf of the National Arbor Day Foundation
to cities and towns that develop comprehensive urban forestry programs.
"Tree City USA began as a 1976 Bicentennial project cosponsored by the National Association
of State Foresters and USDA-Forest Service.The National League of Cities
and the U.S. Conference of Mayors are now cosponsors as well," Leatherwood
"Support of the program has been demonstrated by the mayor, officials, citizens and the crews who maintain the trees in Hendersonville
www.hendersonvillenews.com, 22 Sept 2004 [cached]
Henderson County Ranger Bill Leatherwood with the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources and Laurel Park police chief D.N. "Don" Fisher coordinated eight two-man crews of forest rangers who assisted the town's maintenance personnel and Duke Power in clearing downed trees off roads and clearing the way so residents could get out, Ball said.
www.hendersonvillenews.com, 25 April 2004 [cached]
The blaze destroyed one van, two utility trailers, a few outbuildings and some farm equipment, said Henderson County forest ranger Bill Leatherwood.The cause of the fire, which began in a wooded area off McMinn Woods Drive, is under investigation, Leatherwood said.
...An Edneyville firefighter who spotted the blaze shortly after noon called 911, Leatherwood said.
The fire had burned through two acres and was spreading quickly when firefighters arrived, he
www.hendersonvillenews.com, 27 Mar 2004 [cached]
"We are concerned about this weekend mostly because it is one of the first pretty weekends people have to get out and do garden clean-up," said Bill Leatherwood, county ranger for the N.C.Forest Service.
Rangers urge people not to burn leaves and debris if they have another way to dispose of them, especially if it is windy.Residents who burn brush more than 100 feet from their homes are required to have burning permits.
People who choose to burn should "just be extra careful," Leatherwood
That fire started from someone burning debris, Leatherwood
"It is getting pretty dry," he