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Virginia Department of Forestry
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The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) publishes a tree seedling catalog for Virginia landowners. The catalog, Virginia Trees for Virginia's Forests, includes 47 species of seedlings that have been grown at one of our State Forestry Centers. Covering
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County of Louisa, VA: Outdoor Fires Unlawful Before 4 p.m.
Fred Turck, VDOF forest protection coordinator, said, "The leading cause of forest fires in Virginia is carelessness.
An unattended fire, a discarded cigarette or a single match can ignite the dry fuels that are so prevalent in the early spring.
Add a few days of dry, windy conditions and an escaped wildfire can quickly turn into a raging blaze.
"People living in most rural areas of Virginia are especially at risk," said Turck
Fred Turck, VDOF forest ...
Fred Turck, VDOF forest protection coordinator, said, "The leading cause of wildfires in Virginia is carelessness.
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According to Fred Turck, VDOF forest protection coordinator, an unattended debris burning fire, a discarded cigarette or a single match can ignite the dry fuels that are so prevalent in the early spring.
People living in most rural areas of Virginia are especially at risk, he said.
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Phone: 434 977 6555 ext.3452 or 434 220 8052
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FRED TURK WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY SAYS THAT THE REASON THAT YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO BURN BEFORE THEN IS BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE WINDS ARE USUALLY THE STRONGEST.
SAYS THAT THE SPRING FIRE SEASON CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS--WITH THE EXAMPLE OF JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN DRY, WINDY CONDITIONS LED TO BRUSH FIRES IN ALL BUT 3 COUNTIES IN FEBRUARY OF 20-11.
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT BURNING BEFORE 4 P-M, YOU COULD FACE A FINE OF UP TO 500-DOLLARS PLUS COURT COSTS.
EVEN IF YOU DECIDE TO BURN AFTER 4, YOU STILL HAVE TO BE CAREFUL TO MAKE SURE YOUR FIRE DOESN'T ESCAPE AND CAUSE DAMAGE--BECAUSE YOU COULD BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLEANUP COSTS.
THE SPRING FIRE SEASON LASTS UNTIL APRIL 30TH.
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