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In an email from Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) the crews had an exceptionally busy Mon. Dec. 6.
The email reports that FCFR responded to 20 incidents on Mon..
Eleven of those incidents directly involved the high winds and dry conditions.
Four wood fires were reported in a three hour period.
Preliminary indications are that many of the incidents were indeed a direct result of the winds causing downed trees, downed and arching power lines.
Those fires were then fueled by the strong winds and dry conditions.
FCFR crews were able to control the fires in a short period of time.
It is not known at this time exactly how many acres were burned in the fires.
According to station Meteorologist Kemp Miller high winds are likely to occur this weekend with again dry conditions.
It is advised that you use caution when burning or do not burn anything during sustained winds.
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