Restrictions under Red Flag Warnings

While under a RED FLAG WARNING, the following restrictions go into effect during the advisory hours.

  1. Building, maintaining, or attending a fire or campfire. *Propane heating and cooking devices are permissible.
  2. Smoking outside a vehicle or a building.
  3. Vehicle use off roads or trails.
  4. Driving a vehicle without an approved spark arresting device.
  5. Operating an internal combustion engine (unless the equipment has an approved spark arresting device AND is in an area completely devoid of vegetation) i.e. chainsaws, generators, hot saws, skidders, and other recreational or industrial equipment.
  6. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
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**** Red Flag Warning Today ****

4/24/17 8:45 am – A passing weather disturbance will bring dry and windy conditions to northern Arizona. Wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph are expected from the Mogollon Rim and White Mountains northward. Winds will combine with dry conditions for hazardous fire weather conditions across northeast Arizona. A Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning are in effect today for these conditions.

** Reminder: Burning is NOT allowed during Red Flag conditions! **

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***** Red Flag Warning Today *****

4/23/17 – RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING…
…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…

NO BURNING allowed during Red Flag conditions!

* AFFECTED AREAS…Most locations along and north of the
Mogollon Rim.

* WIND…Southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…7 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

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