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February 20, 2013

Limestone County under red flag critical fire warning

Limestone County is under a red flag warning because of critical fire weather conditions, according to Athens Fire and Rescue.

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly.

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch from 12-6 p.m. today in Limestone County due to low humidity conditions in North Alabama.

Any fires that develop with likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended

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