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Wind causes small fires, downed trees
Fredericksburg’s Fire Department has been responding to a number of small fires today amid the high winds.
The National Weather Service has put the region under a high wind advisory warning of gusts of up to 60 mph, and a “red flag” warning of “critical fire weather conditions” until 9 p.m. today.
So far, fire officials have been able to put out brush fires and Dumpster fires reported around town with little or no damage to property, according to Lt. Gregory Wrigglesworth with the Fredericksburg Police Department. A few downed trees have been reported in the city, as well.
I am preparing a roundup of wind-related reports from around our region for tomorrow’s paper. If you’d like to report a fire or other wind-related incident, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.