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Wet weather doesn't extinguish tree burning

 

January 27, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

FIREWORKS COMPETE with a budding fire at Saturday's "Light Up The Night" Christmas tree-burning party in Ironwood. Recent wet, heavy snow made it a challenge for members of Ironwood's Norrie Amateur Sports Club to get the fire going, but a patient crowd waited and cheered on the men who worked to ignite the trees near the club building on Aspen Street.

By P.J. GLISSON

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IRONWOOD - A smokin' good time was had by all at Saturday's "Light Up The Night" party next to Jake Randa Memorial Field in Ironwood.

Winter weather both helped and hurt the event by offering mild temperatures, on one hand, while also leaving a fresh layer of dense snow on the pile of about 250 Christmas trees that gradually went up in flames with the help of an attentive fire-keeping team.

Members of Ironwood's Norrie Amateur Sports Club, Inc. offered the event for the 11th time, and it included not only the main bonfire, but also a mini campfire fo...



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