State urges people wait to burn brush

Missouri Fire Marshal Randy Cole and the National Weather Service are urging people not to burn leaves and brush because of the weather.

Cole says the dry, windy conditions raise the risk of fires quickly getting out of control. He advises waiting until the weather changes.

The National Weather Service outlook for Missouri showed a chance of rain in parts of the state starting Wednesday.

Fall and spring are the peak times for wildfires that start as controlled burns. Authorities say anyone who does burn brush should be prepared to extinguish the fire if the wind picks up.

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