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Red Flag Warning issued for Nobles, Rock counties

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire

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Worthington Fire Department truck, winter 2022. Tim Middagh / The Globe
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WORTHINGTON — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Nobles and Rock counties in southwest Minnesota due to extreme fire risk conditions.

EMERGENCY SERVICES
For incidents reported Jan. 22 through the early morning of Jan. 27.
Linda Marie Wandersee-Callanan, 58, made her first appearance Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on arson charges, after she allegedly attempted to burn the courthouse, other city and government offices and businesses on Sunday. A petition to commit her as mentally ill has also been filed.
For incidents reported the evening of Jan. 17 through the evening of Jan. 20.

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

Do not burn in counties where the Red Flag Warning is in effect and check any recent burning to ensure the fire is completely out.

The Red Flag Warning is in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.

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