Fire Weather Watch issued for region

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The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the region continues through  March 21.

The watch was put into place due to relative humidity levels dropping below 20%, resulting in extremely dry conditions.

The high winds with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour present an extreme danger of rapid fire spread.

Residents are reminded to exercise caution in outdoor activities and stay in compliance with Virginia’s 4 pm burning law which prohibits open air burning prior to 4 pm within 300 feet of woods or dry grass.

The National Weather Service reports similar conditions anticipated for Thursday, March 21st.

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