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Chesapeake, VA

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THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PRODUCE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER THREAT THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GUST UP TO 30 MPH WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS DROPPING TO BETWEEN 20 TO 30 PERCENT. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCE...INCLUDING MACHINERY...CIGARETTES...AND MATCHES. BE SURE TO PROPERLY DISCARD ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES AND TREE LITTER THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY. VIRGINA RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED BEFORE 4 PM EACH DAY THROUGH APRIL 30TH.

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