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Newton County Red Flag Burn Warning

Redings Mill Fire Chief Steve Coats is warning people to not burn at this time of year.
REDINGS MILL, MO.--- Recent snow over the last few weeks has left the ground moist, but grass fires are still possible. Redings Mill Fire Chief Steve Coats is warning people to not burn at this time of year. On Sunday, a red flag warning was issued for Newton County and surrounding areas. They say when the humidity is low and the winds are high, it's a perfect mixture to start grass fires.

"All the grasses have changed, all the leaves have dropped off the trees. With the dry grass and leaves, it makes a combination where a fire can spread very rapidly." said Chief Steve Coats, Redings Mill Fire Protection District.

Chief Coats says it's essential to wait until after these serious conditions are over before burning. 
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