High fire danger Wednesday

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Extremely high fire danger is expected across South Central Kansas, Wednesday. A combination of dry grass, high wind gusts that could top 40mph and low humidity values will set up a very dangerous scenario Wednesday afternoon. While the threat level is not quite as high in North Central and Western Kansas, caution should still be used. Wind gusts in North Central and South West Kansas could hit 40mph and this could quickly spread fires if they develop.

Outdoor burning should be avoided and extreme caution should be exercised when using welders and grinders outdoors. Drivers are reminded to keep cigarette butts inside vehicles and vehicles towing trailers should avoid dragging safety chains.

Moisture in the form of rain and snow will slide across KAKEland Friday into Saturday and this should help knock down the fire threat.

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