Monday, April 27, 2009

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Volunteer firefighters from Putnam County and Cumberland County were joined by officials with the Division of Forestry on Monday afternoon to fight yet another brushfire in the area, which was, according to officials, "out of control" at one point, threatening some nearby homes in the Cumberland Lakes area off Highway 62, east of Monterey. This is at least the third day in a row that forestry officials have had to deal with wildfires, but they are hopeful that a prediction of rain in the forecast for the next week will help to calm the dry conditions that are contributing to the fires. They also remind residents that any outdoor burning between now and May 15 requires a permit from the Division of Forestry.