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Red Flag Warning Issued for Central Virginia

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Firefighters continue to worry Sunday evening about fire spreading rapidly in central Virginia.

The dry ground, low humidity, and high wind resulted in a red flag warning early Sunday afternoon. That warning ended at 5 p.m., but firefighters caution people who live in central Virginia to stay away from igniting any open flame.

"Take extra, extra care with any fire materials you have outside. If it's something as simple as a match, make sure it is doused with water and discarded in a place that's not outside," said Captain Brian Powell of the Charlottesville Fire Department.

Firefighters say they will remain on standby through Monday or till the hazardous combination of weather conditions significantly changes. 

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