National Weather Service Issues Area Red Flag Warning
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued Red Flag Warnings for northern Washoe County and northeast California, that will go from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued Red Flag Warnings for northern Washoe County and northeast California, that will go from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Areas also include Reno, Carson City, and the Sierra Front stretching down to the Mammoth Lakes area, will all have high fire danger.
Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as four wheeling, yard work, target shooting, or campfires.
The combination of gusty winds 15-30mph, and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them.
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(National Weather Service contributed to this report.)
A Red Flag Warning has been issued until Sat. evening for NE CA & Wrn NV. This is a Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) w/extremely low humidity and high winds. New fires will grow rapidly out of control, and in some cases people may not be able to evacuate safely. #CAWx #NVWx pic.twitter.com/7K3GSQq26X— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) August 2, 2018
A Dense Smoke Advisory has been issued for Mono County, CA until 11am Friday. Dense smoke from the Ferguson and Lions Fires will continue to impact Mono County, especially Lee Vining, June Lake and Mammoth Lakes. https://t.co/978RwB6704 #CAWx pic.twitter.com/ydcdrvPuGy— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) August 2, 2018