Dry conditions increasing chances of fires

National Weather Service warns people to be aware

It may seem strange with some lingering snow on the ground but the National Weather Service is warning people to be aware of fire dangers.

The meteorologists say this first warm weekend, along with windy conditions and dry air makes fire chances go up.

They aren’t putting out any formal warnings but are asking people to take extra precautions.

“While there’s still a frost in the ground, all the grass is still pretty high and dry, so dropping a cigarette into the grass or anything like that, or tail pipes if you’re out doing work in the woods can cause these types of fires too,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Tim Halbach.

The National Weather Service says they’re most concerned about Sunday for fire danger.

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