Agencies brace for summer blazes

Agencies brace for summer blazes

Warm, dry conditions expected to heighten danger
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Holden Welch clears a tree, and, from left, Dylan Hendricks, John Conway and Nick Werner, all with an Upper Pine Fire Protection District wildland crew, carry logs and slash away during fire-mitigation work Tuesday at the Deer Creek subdivision east of Bayfield.
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Holden Welch, with the Upper Pine Fire Protection District wildland crew, sharpens his chain saw while doing fire-mitigation work in the Deer Creek subdivision east of Bayfield.
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An Upper Pine Fire Protection District wildland crew stacks logs for a landowner while doing fire-mitigation work at the Deer Creek subdivision east of Bayfield. Firefighters say fire season is about a month ahead of schedule this year.
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