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Weather, staffing fuel forest fire fears in Michigan
« on: April 28, 2012, 08:26:49 AM »
Weather, staffing fuel forest fire fears in Michigan

By Jon Gaskell
Capital News Service
LANSING ? Michigan can expect more wildfires this year, officials warn.
The state’s Department of Natural Resources is predicting a greater number of forest fires and more acres burned as a result of an unusually warm winter.
To make matters worse, long-term shrinking of firefighting resources has reduced the state?s capacity to quell blazes, according to department Director Rodney Stokes.
The department’s fire supervisor Scott Heather said Michigan is already seeing blazes much earlier than usual.
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