Fall Fire Season Starts In Virginia | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Fall Fire Season Starts In Virginia

Play associated audio
The fall fire season begins Saturday in Virginia.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcdlttx/104439379/
The fall fire season begins Saturday in Virginia.

The fall fire season begins today in Virginia. The state's Department of Forestry is reminding people to be especially careful with any outdoor burning this autumn.

Forestry officials say it's a time of year when the risk of a fire spreading can be greatest, because dried leaves can act as fuel and blustery winds can make a small fire grow quickly into a large one.

The department says humans cause more than 95 percent of wildland fires, most of which are preventable.

Through the first week in October, Virginia had already recorded nearly 800 wild fires this year that burned nearly 12,000 acres of privately owned land in the Commonwealth.

The fall fire season runs through November 30.

NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.