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    Author(s): Wayne G. Banks; Fred E. Holt
    Date: 1966
    Source: Research Note NE-51. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    In 1964 the Maine Forest Service, in cooperation with the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, conducted intensive investigations of a systematically selected sample of the fires that occurred in the State that year. The immediate purpose was to determine precisely how the fires started and who or what started them, and to assemble relevant information about the people and circumstances involved. The basic objective of any such work is, of course, to reduce forest fires. The information gleaned from these investigations was expected to provide helpful guides for making the State's forest-fire-prevention program more effective.

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    Banks, Wayne G.; Holt, Fred E. 1966. Who starts forest fires in Maine - and how?. Research Note NE-51. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4p.

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