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Hot, dry conditions make fires in St. Louis more likely

6:28 PM, Jun 27, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - There is several large, active fires burning in Colorado, destroying homes and forcing thousands to evacuate the area.

Firefighters are having a difficult time getting the fires under control due to heat, thunderstorms and winds.

GUIDE: What you need to know about Colorado wildfires 

The St. Louis area is experiencing very dry and very hot conditions, which makes for perfect conditions for accidental fires.

Local firefighters are getting the word out that all of us should be aware of the fire danger day after day.

Heading into the Fourth of July local firefighters are reminding residents that fireworks, cigarettes, and hot embers can trigger fires much more easily in hot, dry weather.

Heading into the Fourth of July local firefighters are reminding residents that fireworks, cigarettes, and hot embers can trigger fires much more easily in hot, dry weather.

The City of Farmington, about 70 miles south of St. Louis in St. Francis County, is canceling their fireworks show.

Community leaders said Wednesday they are canceling the show because it is so dry and very hot.

To view area fireworks shows that will still be held, visit our Fireworks Guide.

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