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Rain Helps Avert More Fires

Posted March 20, 1999

— Firefighters in Durham County were glad to see Sunday's heavy rains. They had been keeping busy battling blaze after blaze.

The latest fire broke out Saturday along a wooded area of Guess Road.

The fire burned through almost 10 acres.

Firefighters used bulldozers to build a fireline that stopped the flames just a few hundred feet from a nearby house.

They say carelessness may have sparked this blaze.

One report had it that some people smoking cigarettes had led to the fire.

Firefighters say a burning cigarette combined with extremely dry brush could be a disaster waiting to happen.

Given Sunday morning's thunderstorms and heavy rains over much of the state, fires are much more unlikely to break out.

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