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The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department is responding to a brush fire at Highway 218 and River Road. No other details are available at this time.

It comes on the day the National Weather Service Office in the Quad Cities issued a Red Flag Warning for all of eastern Iowa and Rock Island County in Illinois.

The warning cites gusty winds and low humidity along and west of the Mississippi River   
for dangerous fire conditions. Humidity is as low as 20 percent while winds were predicted to gust as high as 30 miles per hour.

Under those conditions, the NWS says fires can easily get out of control and spread rapidly and outdoor burning is not recommended.

Jackson and Scott Counties in Iowa have issued burn bans.

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