(WFXR) — There National Weather Service has reported an increased fire danger scheduled for Southwest Virginia and Southeast West Virginia on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

During that time, winds are expected to be 10 to 15 mph with gusts of 20 mph. With the increase in humidity expected, the risk for wildfire ignition and spread has increased.

Residents in the area are urged to be cautious if handling anything that could cause a fire including machinery, cigarettes, and matches. Residents are also being reminded to properly dispose of all smoking materials.