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Archive for Monday, May 9, 2011

Much of western Kansas under high fire threat

May 9, 2011

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— The National Weather Service says high winds, dry land and low humidity are increasing the possibility of severe fire in much of western Kansas.

The weather service issued "red flag" warnings until 10 p.m. Monday, meaning conditions exist to spark fires and spread them quickly.

The National Weather Service also in Goodland also issued a fire weather watch through Tuesday. It says 15-25 mph winds and humidity that could fall to less than 5 percent mean any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

Residents in the area are discouraged from any outdoor burning for the next several days.

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