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Weather service issues fire warnings across Va.

Thursday - 3/13/2014, 11:20am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Fire warnings are in effect Thursday across Virginia because of windy and dry conditions.

The National Weather Service says conditions are favorable for wildfires to develop and rapidly spread.

Wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour are expected, with humidity as low as 10 percent.

Red flag warnings are in effect through Thursday evening for Central Virginia, Eastern Virginia and Northern Virginia east of the Blue Ridge.

The warnings prompted Stafford County to ban open burning until midnight Thursday.

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