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Fire weather watch issued in several CSRA counties

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The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a fire weather watch from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon for the following counties.

Lincoln
McDuffie
Columbia
Richmond
Burke
Lancaster
Chesterfield
McCormick
Newberry
Fairfield
Kershaw
Edgefield
Saluda
Lexington
Richland
Lee
Aiken
Sumter
Barnwell
Orangeburg
Calhoun
Clarendon
Bamberg

Date: Sat., Jan. 25
Timing: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wind: southwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 40 mph
Humidity: around 25%

Any fire may quickly spread and grow out of control due to the combination of dry vegetation, low relative humidity and gusty winds.

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

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