Dry Weather Raises Red Flag Warning | VideoMichelle San Miguel | 1/6/2012
Yesterday`s gusty winds combined with low humidity and dry vegetation caused the ground to turn into dry fuels.
"The vegetation`s dry. Humidity`s down. Wind speeds are up. There`s no snow really, per se. But the ground is just moist enough to hinder fire attempts to extinguish the fires because the grass roots are extremely heavy and with the ground being soft, it makes it very difficult to get into the fields and stuff to try and extinguish the wild land fire with the ground conditions the way that they are," explained Greg Gibson, the Edgeley Fire Department junior captain.
When red flag warnings are issued, people are encouraged to refrain from burning.