The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon through 7 PM tonight for dangerous fire weather conditions across the eastern half of Minnesota.

National Weather Service

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

From the National Weather Service this morning: Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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