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Fire officials report half dozen grass fires

DES MOINES (AP) -- Fire officials say grass fires have been reported in a half dozen central Iowa communities.

Officials say wind and dry ground contributed to the blazes, which were reported in Runnels, Granger, Johnston, Elkhart, Grimes and Saylorville in Polk County as well as parts of northern Warren County near Carlisle.

Many of the fires were part of controlled burns.

The National Weather Service says the last substantial precipitation in central Iowa was on March 10.

Winds between 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph also may have contributed to the spread of the fires.

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