Red Flag Warning in Effect Aug. 17 – Aug. 18

August 17th, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning beginning Wednesday, August 11 at 11:00 am and ending Thursday, August 18 at 10:00 pm. Temperatures are expected to reach 80-90 degrees. 

A Red Flag Warning is issued when warm temperatures combine with a dry, unstable air mass. These conditions contribute to increased fire danger, causing fires to start easier and spread faster.

Fire safety during Red Flag Warning:

  • Be mindful of local burn bans and stay updated on changing burn ban status.
  • Extinguish outdoor fire properly, and never leave them unattended.
  • Soak ashes and charcoal in water and dispose of them in a metal can. These materials can reignite days after a fire or BBQ is extinguished.
  • Don’t throw cigarettes out your car window, or extinguish them in vegetation including beauty bark.
  • Ensure trailer chains don’t drag on the ground, these can spark and easily ignite a brush fire.
  • Be mindful of maintaining a defensible space around your home (i.e. creating a buffer between your home and vegetation or other items that can easily catch fire).
  • Stay alert to active wildfires in your area, monitor evacuation notices, and be prepared to leave at a moments notice.

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