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Area abnormally dry as we enter fall fire season

Are abnormally dry as we enter fall fire season

The fall fire season is underway and along with it, an increased chance for wildfires. Martinsville and Henry County are both listed as abnormally dry, along with 39% of the rest of the state, 16% is in a moderate drought, and the drought condition in 12% of the state is severe. In Virginia, more than 75% of wildfires are human-caused, according to the Department of Forestry. There is currently no state burn ban or local burn ban in our region.

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