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    Default Fires in the Las Terrenas Area

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    Today 3 Air Force helicopters were helping in the fight to put down fires around Las Terrenas.
    It was said that villas in the Cosón area were affected...




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    So that's what all the blithering row was !!!

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    "537 ATV's Destroyed in Las Terrenas Blaze" is the headline I'm hoping for.

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    still better than motorbikes with noisy exhausts, IMHO
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcion View Post
    "537 ATV's Destroyed in Las Terrenas Blaze" is the headline I'm hoping for.

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    Hello don,

    Can you tell me what caused the fires - is this common in the Samana area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boowow View Post
    Hello don,

    Can you tell me what caused the fires - is this common in the Samana area?

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    Fires are common, if you mean do locals start fires to slash and burn fields or drive the land crabs out of the ground. Then, yes. Also, garbage is burned along with various other things and maybe a couple of "gringos". Seriously, locals will start a small fire with no clue as to the danger with cross winds or anyway to put the fire out if it is out of control. It is sad but not an uncommon occurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reilleyp View Post
    Everything ok up thee DonP? Best Regards.
    Yes, we are fine. Thanks for asking.

    We have had 'bush fires' every year during the drier season. This year the unusual drought, the high temperautures and very high winds (for more than a week from the south) made things worse.
    Many of the hills around us look rather bleak, the coming rains will wash down whatever little topsoil is left.


    I guess, it is the same all over the country:
    - They burn the weed (or spray herbizides) to make a pasture or a 'conuco';
    {In former times they would use a 'colín' or 'machete', now they are too lazy for that.}
    - They light 'basura' because NOW is the time to do that;
    - They run away once a fire gets out of control;
    - The environment means nothing to them... (They have a second planet on standby....).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boowow View Post
    Hello don,
    Can you tell me what caused the fires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boowow View Post
    is this common in the Samana area?
    Yes, Samaná has a good share of them...


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