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Weather officials issue "Red Flag" Warning in Mo., Ky.

(Source: NWS Paducah) (Source: NWS Paducah)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

There is an elevated fire danger over mainly southeast Missouri forests this afternoon. A red flag warning has been posted, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky.

Weather officials say the red flag warning remains in effect from noon Sunday  until 6 p.m. Sunday evening for parts of the Mark Twain National Forest, Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area and Fort Campbell. 

AFFECTED AREAS

Missouri

Perry County
Bollinger County
Cape Girardeau County
Wayne County
Carter County
Ripley County
Butler County
Stoddard County
Scott County
Mississippi County
New Madrid County

Kentucky

Fulton County
Hickman County
Carlisle County
Ballard County
Graves County
Calloway County
McCracken County
Marshall County
Lyon County
Trigg County

Officials with NWS say that any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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