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UPDATE: Red Flag Warning for fire risk expanded in southwest Minnesota

Affected counties include Nobles, Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Pipestone and Rock.

Stock image of sparks by Peter Yost on Unsplash.
Stock image of sparks by Peter Yost on Unsplash.
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The National Weather Service has expanded its Red Flag Warning for multiple counties in southwest Minnesota due to extreme fire risk conditions.

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Affected counties include Nobles, Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Pipestone and Rock. Additional counties included in the warning are Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon (Minnesota), Redwood, Traverse and Yellow Medicine.

The Red Flag Warning is in effect today, Oct. 13, from noon to 7 p.m.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds, warm temperatures and minimal humidity levels.

Residents should not burn when a Red Flag Warning is in effect and should check any recent burning to ensure the fire is completely out.

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“Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions,” said Allissa Reynolds, DNR wildfire prevention supervisor.

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