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Fire warning issued for most of western Minnesota tonight, Saturday

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Lack of rain, coupled with a warm and early spring, has created a high fire risk across much of Minnesota. State officials warned today that fire danger will be extremely high this weekend because of high winds and low humidity.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning that remains in effect until 8 p.m. tonight. A red flag warning means conditions are ripe for explosive grass fires that could spread rapidly.

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