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High Risk Of Brush Fires In Mass.

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State fire officials are alerting Massachusetts residents to a high risk of brush fires.

The National Weather Service has posted warnings because of windy and dry conditions.

"Dry and breezy conditions [Sunday] afternoon will result in a elevated fire weather potential," the NWS said in a special weather statement.

The NWS also noted that "fine fuels, grasses and leaf litter will be very receptive for ignition. if a wild fire develops it may spread rapidly and become difficult to extinguish."

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said it is important to clear brush away from your home.

"Get twigs and other tree debris and leaves and just generally clear away from the home and hopefully protect a structure that would be in danger from a fast-moving wildfire," Coan advised.

There have been several brush fires across the state this weekend, including fires in Saugus, Bridgewater and Halifax.

This program aired on April 7, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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