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"It's scary is what it is," says Dury.
Dury has worked for the forest service for more than 30 years and says these dry conditions are a recipe for disastet. Forest Service officials say 90 percent of the fires this year have been started by people. The campground was nearly empty Thursday afternoon, but Dury expects it to be full on Friday. That is when he anticipates his troubles will start because he knows how irresponsible people can be when it comes to how they handle campfires. 
"I've seen people dump their hot brickets onto the ground instead of into the fire pit," says Dury. 
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