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2008-10-11 09:00:14

The number of acres destroyed by the fire - the largest area burned in several decades. Officials estimate the expense of fighting the months-long fire could exceed $11 million.

2008-09-09 09:00:25

By KRISTIN DAVIS By Kristin Davis and Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna dumped some needed rain on the two fires that have smoldered in the region for months, but officials are not ready to say the fires are out just yet.

2008-08-09 09:00:00

By LINDA MCNATT By Linda McNatt The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK For the first time in almost three weeks, officials at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on Friday saw spears of bright orange flame leaping from the forest floor in the innermost regions of the swamp.

2008-08-01 09:00:36

By KRISTIN DAVIS By Kristin Davis The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK The Great Dismal Swamp wildfire that once blazed out of control has been reduced to a 4,664-acre simmer, with firefighting efforts slashed to a fraction of what they once were.

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Kristin Davis, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Aug. 1--SUFFOLK -- The Great Dismal Swamp wildfire that once blazed out of control has been reduced to a 4,664-acre simmer, with firefighting efforts slashed to a fraction of what they once were.

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Kristin Davis, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 31--SUFFOLK -- The Great Dismal Swamp wildfire that once blazed out of control has been reduced to a 4,664-acre simmer, with firefighting efforts slashed to a fraction of what they once were.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.