Dry ground, high temperatures increasing potential for wildfires


Forestry agencies, fire department urge caution when burning 

Members of a newly formed fire prevention education team comprised of personnel from the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are pictured outside the team’s headquarters, the Dalton Fire Department. From left: Seth Hawkins (GFC), Anthony English (GFC), Mark Wiles (USFS), Stasia Kelly (GFC), Shawn Alexander (USFS), Keith Moss (GFC) and Mike Davis (USFS).
With weeks of daytime temperature in the 90-degree range, it’s not tough to imagine the summer and early fall of 2019 in Georgia going down as — if not one of the hottest — one of the driest periods…

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