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Wildfire warnings posted for areas of Florida

Posted: 1:44 PM, Dec 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-30 18:44:45Z

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Forecasters are warning of a high risk of wildfires in parts of Florida thanks to gusting winds and especially dry air.

The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings - which indicate weather conditions where wildfires will spread quickly - for west central and southwestern Florida, which has seen little rainfall in the past month.

A warning is also in effect for much of Oklahoma, southeastern Kansas, southwestern Missouri and northern Texas on Friday. 

On Thursday, a fire burned more than 200 acres near the central Oklahoma town of Tecumseh, about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

Tecumseh Fire Chief Aaron Williams told the Shawnee News-Star that the fire was started by someone who was burning trash.