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Dry and breezy conditions lead to fire danger warnings


Officials across the state are warning everyone that dry and windy conditions mean an increased risk for fires.

The National Weather Service says a high to very high grassland fire danger is expected on Friday.  Clouds are expected to decrease and low pressure is expected to exit the state which will bring more sunshine and breezy conditions.

Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher reminds everyone that you should contact your sheriff's office and fire district when planning any controlled burn on your property.

Fisher also reminds people to check the weather forecast 1-2 days prior to your burn and as a courtesy, notify adjacent land owners and neighbors.

A Benton County man was killed earlier this week when he was burning grass from a garden and the fire got out of control.

Then on Thursday, an Anamosa woman was injured when someone was burning trash near a house and that fire spread to the house.

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