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Firefighters keeping an eye out for brush fires

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Firefighters and forecasters are fearing the worst as the next 48 hours will bring high heat and high winds which could fan sparks into an inferno.

The Spokane Fire Department says they are keeping a close eye on a couple of different problem areas in our region.

Those areas include:

-195 interchange

-Beacon Hill

-Indian Trail

-Five Mile Prairie area

They're not alone because the state is taking this very seriously. On Friday, the state put a state-wide ban on outdoor burning in place because of how dry it is. State firefighters say they've seen more than 400 wildfires get started so far this year and the state is coming off the worst fire season in Washington history.

The burn ban will be in place until the end of September. 

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