Wind fuels fire near highway

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COLUMBIA – Dry, windy weather is partially to blame for a large grass fire that destroyed a significant portion of grass on northbound Highway 63 on Wednesday.

Once Columbia Fire Department firefighters arrived on scene, they were able to put out the fire in a matter of minutes.

KOMU 8's Tim Schmidt says mid-Missouri will be experiencing wind on and off, but the area will continue to be dry until at least Sunday, when there is a chance for rain. 

These dry and windy conditions can make a fire like the one by Highway 63 burn bigger and faster.

Fire authorities are still investigating what caused the fire.