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Red Flag Warning for the Juneau area

June 27, 2019 – News

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Juneau area until 10 p.m. Thursday. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Open burning is prohibited while a Red Flag Warning is in effect. Use extreme caution and avoid activities that could easily cause fires in these conditions, such as activities that include any open flame use.

Capital City Fire/Rescue urges residents to be extremely cautious, especially during periods of high fire danger. A simple spark could create a fire that may spread rapidly and become difficult to extinguish. The type of weather patterns that can cause a Red Flag Warning include low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels or any combination of the above.

Current fire watch and warning information can be found at the National Weather Service Alaska Fire Weather Watch webpage at https://www.weather.gov/arh/fire .