Red flag warning in effect Aug 20

red-flag-warningA RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR AREAS INCLUDING LAKE WENATCHEE THAT IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10PM TONIGHT, AUGUST 20TH. 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 WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL. CURRENT BURNING RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE DO ALLOW SMALL CAMPFIRES IN APPROVED-TYPE FIRE PITS BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S A SMART THING TO DO WITH THE CURRENT HIGH-RISK CONDITIONS.