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A Mitchell Rural Fire Association crew stands by ready to assist the Alexandria Fire Department during a combine fire about 5 miles east of Mitchell Sunday afternoon. (Tom Lawrence/Republic)

Hot, dry conditions spark harvest fires

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It's a recipe for fire: Hot weather, dry conditions and warm engines.

Heated combines sparked fields during harvest efforts this weekend, causing several fires, according to local agencies.

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There was also a grass fire in Mitchell Sunday and more may be ahead with the dry, hot conditions slated for this week.

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