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National Weather Service Warns of Brush Fire Danger

Should one ignite, dry conditions and wind through the weekend would cause it to spread quickly.

Firefighters battle a brush fire. Credit: Patch File Photo
Firefighters battle a brush fire. Credit: Patch File Photo
By Gary Jeanfaivre

Even though the area experienced rain Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued a "special weather statement" warning of a heightened danger of a brush fire spreading Friday and over the weekend.

In the statement, issued at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 8, the NWS says "windy and dry airmass will enhance brush fire spread."

The statement pertains to Connecticut and parts of New York.

The alert comes less than two weeks after a brush fire burned about five acres at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Conn.

According to the NWS, the forecast is calling for dry weather through the weekend.

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