🔥 EXTREME FIRE DANGER

⚠️ RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT

🚫 NO OPEN BURNING

🔥 EXTREME FIRE DANGER

The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the extreme category this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture content of grasses and other dry organic material on the ground indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will start easily and has the potential to become large and spread quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics. No outdoor burning should take place.

⚠️ RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT
⚠️ WIND ADVISORY FROM 1PM TO 7PM

* WIND...Northwest 25 to 35 mph sustained with gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

* HUMIDITY...25 to 30 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

 

For more information: fire.dcem.us

Michael Ehret
  DICKINSON COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Ave, Ste B103
  Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3987
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