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Light a fire, suffer the consequences

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What rain we have been getting in the past few weeks has been sparse, intermittent and inadequate to reverse the persistent dryness. Farmers, gardeners and those who work outdoors will tell you that the summer has been oppressively hot, as well.

Those kinds of conditions set the stage for fires that could easily run rampant if they are not contained.

The plethora of grass fires along Interstate 20, La. 33, parish roads and even in people’s yards have had the fire district running for weeks, and Chief Dennis Ford will tell you that the parish department is getting tired.

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