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Fire warning issued over concerns of strong wind gusts

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Warning for areas in Central Virginia for Thursday morning out of concerns for strong wind gusts.

Henrico fire crews said they are especially concerned due to the fact that they have dealt with several fires in recent months that were started due to cigarette butts that were not fully put out. The most recent, a home on Bridgewater Drive Tuesday night. The winds today would cause flames to spread quickly. Firefighters have warned citizens should not throw such materials in grass or vegetation as that has the ability to catch quickly.

Strong winds were also responsible for a tree that fell into a Chestefield Brandermill neighborhood home Wednesday night.

 

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