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Feb. 26, 2024 |  By: AP

Heat wave brings fire danger alerts


A warm front has swept springlike weather across a large swath of our listening area in what is usually one of the coldest months of the year, sending people out of their homes to enjoy the rare winter respite but also bringing increased wildfire danger.

While the warmer-than-usual temperatures may have provided a break from harsh winter conditions, it didn’t come without some concerns. The National Weather Service cited the warmth, along with low humidity, winds gusting more than 35 miles per hour in places, and dry winter vegetation in issuing fire danger alerts in an area stretching across parts of our listening area.