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Fire Warning In Effect For Harris County

County officials are asking residents to be careful with items that can spark fires.

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National Weather Service graphic: “Elevated fire weather conditions are expected across southeast Texas on Tuesday. While winds will be lighter…very low dewpoints will persist and help produce some very low afternoon RH levels.”

A fire warning is in effect for Harris County until 6 p.m. today. County officials are asking residents to be careful with items that can spark fires.

The National Weather Service says a combination of strong winds and low relative humidity are creating a high potential for fire growth, so any blazes that do develop could spread rapidly. 

The Harris County Fire Marshall’s Office asks residents to dispose of cigarettes and other smoking materials in appropriate containers and to make sure they are completely extinguished.

Officials also advise against burning brush or trash, or using any outdoor grills until the ban is lifted.

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