Albert Lea, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Red Flag warning has been issued for Freeborn County. 

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Sheriff Kurt Freitag said Wednesday morning the warning is effective immediately due to dry vegetation and expected high winds throughout the region Wednesday afternoon. Recreation fires are still allowed under a Red Flag Warning. 

Freitag says the fires cannot be larger than 3 feet by 3 feet and must be surrounded by a metal ring. Recreation fires within 25 feet from combustible material are prohibited and all other burning activities are not allowed during the warning.

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