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Fireworks safety, Burn Bans and Record Drought.

The summer of 2012 is turning out to be a real scorcher as far as temperatures, and well under average precipitation as of late June has officials concerned.  Forecasts in the Midwest for the last week of June show high temperatures as extreme as 113 degrees with heat indices touching 120.  Meteorologists say the the heat indices would actually be even worse, but the humidity and dew points are lower then normal ranging in the 50’s. This just adds to the fire dangers, toss in a gentle breeze and a spark can become a raging inferno in mere minutes under these conditions.

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