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Fire Threatens Snyder Home


Members of the Formoso Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire last Wednesday afternoon at the Wayne Snyder residence southeast of Lovewell Lake. Fire burned the grass from the gravel road (Road V) to the log house and then burned grass and debris from an old farm site to the east and south of the house. Above, firemen look for hot spots at the perimeter of the fire line south of the house.

As members of the Formso Fire Department answered a call for assistance last Wednesday and headed to the Lovewell area, Bob Rouse, the department's fire chief, told the fire fighters "It is dry enough to burn and wet enough to sink." He did not need to add "Be careful," for the experienced fire fighters knew the risks.

The disappearing February snow cover has left numerous wet spots where a truck can sink into the mud but low humdity has made the proper environment for the cover to burn.

Tuesday, with the humidity ranging from 14 to 20 percent and winds gusting to as much as 31 miles per...

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