Dry and warm conditions, along with low humidity and continued dry grasses will allow for critical fire weather conditions again today (Thur), as Red Flag Warnings will be in effect for much of the region this afternoon and evening, which includes Buena Vista and surrounding counties.
The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the extreme category this afternoon. A reminder that outdoor burning is NOT recommended, as fires that develop this afternoon and evening will likely spread quickly.
The National Weather Service reminds citizens to exercise extreme care in regards to outdoor activities that could cause grass fires. Avoid equipment that can cause sparks near dry grass or brush. Do not toss cigarettes on the ground. Fires should be reported promptly to your nearest fire department or law enforcement officers.
This is the 3rd consecutive day that Red Flag Warnings have been issued around the area.