Extreme Fire Danger over western IA and SE NE today!

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March 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES IN IOWA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-

ISSUED 350 AM CST SAT MAR 10 2012 BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

EXTREME FIRE DANGER TODAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME FIRE DANGER MEANS THAT FIRES START QUICKLY…SPREAD FURIOUSLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL FIRES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS. ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS WITH EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

SEVERAL GRASS AND/OR FIELD FIRES WERE REPORTED TO HAVE OCCURRED FRIDAY, INCLUDING A LARGE FIRE IN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY. TWO OTHER FIRES OCCURED IN CASS COUNTY (IA).