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Sunny and dry stretch ideal for wildfires

Incidents spike despite state ban

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Violators of the state burn ban are subject to criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report a violation, call 1-800-TIPP DEC, or 1-800-847-7332. So far this year, there have been nine wildfires in Montgomery County, the majority of them caused by campfires and fire pits that weren’t fully extinguished, according to Montgomery County Fire Coordinator Dale Furman. Last week, a number of departments responded to ...

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