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August 7, 2012
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Keeping burns under control

A controlled burn is the only fire we know of that goes down as the sirens from responding firefighters get louder. According to witnesses and the investigation into the TRE fire, that's exactly what happened on May 20 when neighbors reported seeing flames above the trees from a controlled burn.

By the time firefighters arrived on scene, what was once a pretty roaring fire had been reduced to a smoldering pile. Residents who were burning had their permit, they were burning on a permissive day and it looked like they had the fire under control.

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 7, 2012 06:21PM Published Aug 7, 2012 06:21PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.