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INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS NORTHEAST NC THIS AFTERNOON

Post Date:04/09/2020 10:18 AM

There is an increased fire danger this afternoon across northeast
North Carolina due to the lack of rainfall from this morning
accompanied by gusty winds and dry conditions this afternoon.
West winds this afternoon will gust up to 30 to 35 mph. Minimum
relative humidity will be around 30 to 35 percent. Gusty winds
and dry conditions are also forecast for Friday.

Residents are urged to exercise caution handling any potential
ignition source...including machinery... cigarettes...and matches.
Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. Any dry grasses
and tree litter that ignite will have the potential to spread
quickly.

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