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Fall Leaves Bring Beauty and Wildfire Season

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohioans should be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris during this time of year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Forestry.

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Date Published: November 9, 2012



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