Local firefighters warn against outdoor burning ahead of windy days

OZARK, Mo -- Fire officials across the Ozarks are warning you not to burn anything outdoors for the next few days because of the high wind.
The humidity is low and wind speeds are picking up creating a high risk for an outdoor fire that could quickly get out of hand.

"We've literally seen people that are burning leaves, turn around to get a drink of water they turn back around and it's out of hand. It burns that fast and then you add that kind of wind speed to it and it's just obviously going to increase the danger that much more... it is a concern and it is dangerous," said Ozark Fire Chief Darren White.

Fire officials say not to burn at least for the next two to three days. To find out when it is okay to burn, you can call your local fire department.

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