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Dry conditions ideal for wild fires

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Eau Claire (WQOW)-The dry, windy weather is keeping firefighters busy and on Tuesday there was no exception.

The fire danger in west-central Wisconsin is listed as high.  The rest of the state is considered moderate.

On Tuesday afternoon crews were called to a grass fire in the town of Tainter in Dunn County.  Earlier in the day crews in Chippewa County were needed at a grass fire south of Stanley.  Because of the conditions a burning ban has been issued for all of Chippewa County.  That means no fires are allowed except for cooking.

"We've been out on three grass fires over the last 18 hours or so, Boyd fire just had one and called Stanley over. So conditions are getting right and we'd prefer not to have to go out and try and chase these versus better weather conditions and allowing people to burn," says John Andersen, Chippewa Fire District.

The ban will be in effect until the fire danger drops to moderate or low in the county.

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