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Victoria and Refugio County burns make room for green

Feb. 25, 2011 at 11 p.m.
Updated Feb. 24, 2011 at 8:25 p.m.

About 10 controlled burns, each more than 40 acres, were conducted Friday sending large plumes of smoke into the air around Victoria, said Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray. This fire was off Beck Road, northeast of Victoria. Also, a controlled burn of more than 1,100 acres was held in Refugio County. "(It) appears everyone decided to burn before things green up," Pray said.

About 10 controlled burns, each more than 40 acres, were conducted Friday sending large plumes of smoke into the air around Victoria, said Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray. This fire was off Beck Road, northeast of Victoria. Also, a controlled burn of more than 1,100 acres was held in Refugio County. "(It) appears everyone decided to burn before things green up," Pray said.

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