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Elevated grass fire risk across region

JOPLIN REGION — Across our entire viewing area there is an elevated fire risk Wednesday. Numerous grassfires are being reported and worked by fire departments.

Monett, Mo. Fire state online, “Dry conditions mixed with low humidity and breezy winds puts a risk on any outside burning. Any outside burning is not recommended.”

About 1:30 p.m. an area roughly of 13 acres was on fire in SE Lawrence County, Mo. as Avilla Fire were requested as mutual aid.

“Elevated Fire Danger across the area today. If a fire starts, erratic fire spread will be possible as a result of warm, dry, and gusty conditions,” states National Weather Service Springfield.

Columbus Kansas Fire and Rescue release images about 1 p.m. regarding a large grassfire.

“Firefighters are finishing up a large grass fire south east of Columbus. We are asking for the remainder of today that no controlled burns be permitted due to the increased wind speeds and high fire conditions.” — CFD

In the Chanute, Kan. area firefighters came together to battle a big blaze reported at 220th and Meade:

“Firefighters battled an estimated 200 hundred acres of unintended burning for approximately 4 hours. We would like to thank the Erie Fire Department, Neosho County Sheriffs Deputies, and NMRMC for their assistance.”

Stay with JLN1st on KOAM News Now as we continue to follow developing fire weather conditions.

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