Red Flag Warning issued in southwest Minnesota

Published: Nov. 6, 2020 at 5:38 AM CST
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (Valley News Live) -

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for several counties because of extreme fire conditions in southwest Minnesota.

The Red Flag Warning is for the following counties: Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and minimum humidity values. Do not burn while the Red Flag Warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out. Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions.

The Red Flag Warning expires at 6 p.m. on Friday.

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