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Norrie tree burn carries on in winter weather


January 28, 2019


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IRONWOOD — Even with temperatures around zero and bouts of snow, people came out to the Norrie Amateur Sports Club Saturday night for the club’s 10th annual tree burn.

Over 300 Christmas trees were tossed into the bonfire, along with a number of pallets, creating a blaze that radiated heat and helped attendees brave the bitter cold.

The fire took a while to get started, organizers said, as the recent snow not only added moisture to trees but compacted the burn pile making it difficult for oxygen to feed the flames.

Along with the bonfire;...

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