A new Red Flag Warning has been issued for 11AM through 7PM today for the Palmer Divide region. Strong winds developing this afternoon combined with low humidity values will make for extreme fire danger in the region.
At this point, we’ve had so many of these that everyone knows the drill, but always call 911 right away if you see smoke. It will be critical for firefighters to get on any developing fire as quickly as possible.
Here are the details on the Red Flag Warning for Castle Rock and the Palmer Divide region:
|Effective: Thu, 3/16 11:00am||Updated: Thu, 3/16 10:30am||Urgency: Expected|
|Expires: Thu, 3/16 7:00pm||Severity: Severe||Certainty: Likely|
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. The combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Residents should not perform any outdoor burning today because of the potential for fires to spread uncontrollably.