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Fire weather warning issue

By Staff | Dec 6, 2010

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning. From noon until 6 p.m. today, dry air and high winds will increase the risk of wildfires and residents need to take proper precautions.
Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Lee County residents can reduce that risk by preparing now before wildfire strikes.
“Large wildfires are often started with the smallest mistake,” said John Cain, disaster director for the Lee County Red Cross. “Something as simple as pulling your car over in an area with tall grass or weeds could ignite a fire.”
Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. The Red Cross is prepared to provide support and services to first responders and those affected. Follow the steps listed below to protect your family, home, and property.

The Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. It provides training in life-saving skills and mobilizes relief to victims of disasters in addition to assisting members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. For additional information about the Red Cross and the assistance it provides, making donations, registering for a class or volunteering, call 278-3401, or log on to arclcc.org. American Red Cross of Lee County is a proud partner of the United Way of Lee County.