Virginia Wildland Fire Season Begins Tomorrow

October 14, 2009

Virginia foresters are asking residents to use caution when burning outdoors during the state’s fall wildland fire season.

The season begins Oct. 15 and continues through Nov. 30.

As of Thursday, the Virginia Division of Forestry said 865 wildland fires have burned 6,950 acres of privately owned land this year.

More than 95 percent of wildland fires in the state are caused by people.

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