Red Flag Warning for Athens Co until 8PM, Thu, 4/12/18. NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Athens County until 8PM, Thursday, 4/12/18. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

  • WIND – 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH.
  • HUMIDITY – 20 to 25 percent.
  • IMPACTS – Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.