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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - This is why you do not ignore a Red Flag Warning.

The Rochester Fire Department responded Sunday afternoon to a structure fire in northeast Rochester. The responding firefighters found a deck on fire with flames spreading from a recreational fire pit to the home. The fire crews were able to extinguish the flames before they reached the house.

Rochester Fire Truck
photo by Andy Brownell/Townsquare Media

The Fire Department reported that the damage was limited to the deck and yard furniture. No injuries were reported.

The fire occurred while the region was under a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service due to tinderbox conditions, record high temperatures, and winds gusting well above 40 mph. That warning was in effect until 6 PM.

The National Weather Service reported the high temperature at the Rochester Airport this afternoon reached 72-degrees. That easily topped the previous record of 56-degrees that was set in 1946.

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Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart