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Fire Risk Continues Across the West

29 Jun 2021, 8:00 am

Hot and dry conditions continue across the west, but there could be some relief in the form of storms.  However, with a chance of thunderstorms there is a risk for lightning to spark more fires too. Some heat alerts go away Tuesday, but more red flag warnings should be anticipated to be issued later in the week or towards the weekend as well.

Related article – Record Heat Grips the West

Many large fires are still burning in the Four Corners region. If you see/smell smoke, it is likely from a nearby wildfire. If you think it is a new spark, make sure to alert authorities.

Nearly all of the Western U.S. States have at least one active large wildfire burning out of control.

Drought conditions remain widespread across the West, adding to the fire danger. Please be smart if you’re spending time outdoors or camping!

Avoid any outdoor burning on days with elevated fire conditions and alerts. Stayed tuned to WeatherNation for the latest updates.

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