Red Flag Warning In Effect For Much Of Washington and Oregon
KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of Washington and Oregon.
That means there's a much higher risk for wildfires to break out. Firefighters say some of the conditions affecting this warning include the weather, low humidity, and winds of up to 25 miles per hour.
This also means all outdoor burning has been banned. It's a decision many agencies in the Tri-Cities come up with.
"The burn conditions, the fire marshals, the fire chiefs, the Clean Air Agency will all collaborate on a decision and may decide to just completely eliminate any outdoor burning whatsoever," said Jeff Ripley, Fire Captain for Benton County Fire District 1.
The red flag warning is in effect until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, but may be extended.