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Weekend grass fires keep GFD busy

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - It was an extremely busy weekend for the Guam Fire Department not only responding to rescue missions such as the incident in the Marbo Cave area but also responding to grassfires in Umatac, Agat and in the Nimitz Hill Turner Road and Channel 10 area. According to Guam Fire Department spokesperson Lt. Ed Artero all together this weekend about 30 acres of land was consumed by flames. This means that in the last five weeks close to 100 acres of land has been blackened by grassfires.

As we reported the Guam Fire Department and the Navy are asking people to come forward if they know anyone who may be responsible for the recent fires being ignited around the island.

In the meantime the National Weather Service this morning cancelled the fire weather watch for Guam. However the NWS does note that the weather remains dry across Guam, but winds have diminished to 10 to 15 miles per hour resulting in the cancellation of the fire weather watch.

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