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Drought-like conditions heighten risk of wildfires
PERRY COUNTY - Open burning is banned under an order issued Thursday by the county's fire chiefs.
Hot, dry conditions over the past several weeks have created tinderbox conditions in which small fires started to burn limbs or other materials could spread quickly out of control. All burning of debris, including limbs and branches from the Sept. 14 windstorm, is prohibited until further notice, said Steve Hauser, Perry County Emergency Management Agency director.
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