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Agricultural practices certainly contribute, but weren't the main factors this year. Generally villagers know that it is stupid to burn waste or grass outdoors (especially with strong winds and a heat wave!) Yet of course it is common enough that there are public messages on TV warning about "burning dry leaves in the open". Some of the fires were started by shepherds trying to "clear" land for grazing.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Wed Sep 5th, 2007 at 09:13:26 PM EST
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