Red Flag Warning in Part of Southern Minnesota Wednesday
(KROC-AM News)- The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for eight counties in southwest Minnesota.
The warning takes effect at noon Wednesday in Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock Counties. The warning expires at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials say the warning was issued due to expected strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures, conditions ideal for a wildfire. Residents in those counties are advised not to burn during the warning and to make sure all fires are completely out.
A news release from the DNR says Red Flag Warnings are issued when there are extreme fire risk conditions. “Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions,” said Allissa Reynolds, DNR wildfire prevention supervisor.