High fire risk across region continues Thursday

Redings Mill Fire remind, “Low Humidity to Continue for Thursday March 3rd. Humidity levels will remain an issue concerning wildland fire weather risks today.“


JOPLIN REGION — Today, Thursday, winds won’t be as aggressive as they were on Wednesday. However across our entire viewing area there is a high fire risk.

Redings Mill Fire remind everyone to be safe, “Low Humidity to Continue for Thursday March 3rd. Humidity levels will remain an issue concerning wildland fire weather risks today. The wind is forecasted to be calm, however controlled burns can still become out of control quickly with the current dry conditions.”

Keep in mind the ground is wet, but the top layer is dry and can catch fire quickly.

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Wednesday numerous grassfires were worked by area fire departments.

Monett, Mo. Fire state online, “Dry conditions mixed with low humidity and breezy winds puts a risk on any outside burning. Any outside burning is not recommended.”

About 1:30 p.m. Wednesday an area roughly of 13 acres was on fire in SE Lawrence County, Mo. as Avilla Fire were requested as mutual aid.

“Elevated Fire Danger across the area. If a fire starts, erratic fire spread will be possible as a result of warm, dry, and gusty conditions,” states National Weather Service Springfield.

Columbus Kansas Fire and Rescue release images about 1 p.m. regarding a large grassfire.

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“Firefighters are finishing up a large grass fire south east of Columbus. We are asking for the remainder of today that no controlled burns be permitted due to the increased wind speeds and high fire conditions.” — CFD

In the Chanute, Kan. area firefighters came together to battle a big blaze reported at 220th and Meade:

Firefighters battled an estimated 200 hundred acres of unintended burning for approximately 4 hours. We would like to thank the Erie Fire Department, Neosho County Sheriffs Deputies, and NMRMC for their assistance.”

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Carl Junction Fire Protection District state that today was a, “busy day today with many fires being out of control. Tomorrow thankfully the winds will finally be below 10mph, but we caution that the humidity will still be low so please be mindful if you plan any outside burning tomorrow.”

Stay with JLN1st on KOAM News Now as we continue to follow developing fire weather conditions