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Douglas and 31 other counties are under Red Flag Warning; don't burn on Friday, June 18

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and low humidity.

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With extreme fire risk conditions across Minnesota Friday, June 18, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Douglas and 31 other counties.

The other counties include Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Crow Wing, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Pope, Ramsey, Renville, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Washington, Wright and Yellow Medicine.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and low humidity. Do not burn while the Red Flag Warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out. Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions, warns the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The Red Flag Warning expires at 8 p.m. today.

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