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    Default Finally, Significant Rain

    Finally we have had a significant multi-day rainfall in the northern area of Louisianawhich should ease our severe fire conditions. The rain we had in mid january greened up some of our open and pasture areas, and stopped most of our grass fires but the wooded areas were still dry enough to burn quickly and easily. This weekend we receieved rain both days, plus additional rain on Monday which should finally end our run of 1-2 wood fires a day. Yehaaaaaa!!!


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    Same here, brother. It's been raining since Friday, although it stopped for a few hours today.

    Haven't had a grass fire in a few days.

    They lifted the burn ban today too. I'm grilling tomorrow.
    Bryan Beall
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    Default Rain

    We had almost 7 inches of rain this weekend.It sure was nice.

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    7 inches of rain 2 days ago and my guys went to a grass fire today.I couldn't believe it burned as good as it did.

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    It's sometimes pretty unbeleivable. A couple of weeks ago we had a 2" rainfall and I thought we'd get a break for a few days at least. Well hell NO .. we worked a 70 acre woods fire THAT night and then a couple of 30-40 acre jobs the next two days. Thinking by the weekend we'll be back at it after watching people burn today.

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    Drying Out again !!!!

    Seeing rain only about once every 2 weeks with temps averaging about 10-12 degrees above normal and many windy days. Looks like the summer brush fire season is going to be a killer here unless the rain pattern changes as right now we are averaging 2-3 brush or woods fires a day now when we should be avaraging only 2-3 a week.

    Luckily most of the grass is still green so we are not seeing large open area running fires like we did in November and December, but the woods are very dry and are igniting real easily from careless open burning and cigerettes tossed from vehicles. At least these are usually these are smaller and burn slower because of the heavier fuels involved, but downside is they require more water, more hose dragging and more overhaul.

    Is anyone is TX, northwest LA, southern ARK or OK seeing the same unusual fire activity?

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    The lifted burn ban lasted an entire week here. Hasn't been that bad in the past couple of days but I expect that to change this weekend. The whole weekend is high fire danger days with winds tommrow to be between 20-25 mph. SilverCity4 knows (he is only 20 miles south of us). Forestry is back in our area again also.

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