Dry conditions elevate fire risk in Missouri

National Weather Service in St. Louis says any fires could get out of control
Fire risk elevated in Missouri
Photo credit Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service

ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) - Continued dry conditions and a windy weekend are increasing the risk that any fires could spread out of control. That's the warning from the National Weather Service in St. Louis.

The agency says the greatest chance for fires to ignite is Saturday, because sustained winds will range from 15 to 25 mph.

The NWS is asking Missouri residents to consider moving any planned burns to a different day.

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