Valley sees new ‘red flag’ warnings

21st August, 2015 by

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — As we near the end of what’s been a mostly green summer, those grasses are starting to dry out. That drying pattern has led to the declaration of a “red flag” warning for areas below 8,000 feet. That warning, which covers the northwest quarter of the state, means fire danger is high in those areas.While the region has been relatively dry over the past several days, wind is driving what the National Weather Service calls “fire weather.” That sustained, strong wind saps moisture out of grasses and other fuels, meaning those dried-out plants catch fire easily.If a …

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