Reno Fire Stations to Announce Red Flag Warnings

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RENO, Nev. – Reno neighbors can now look to their neighborhood Reno fire stations to find out when a Red Flag Warning is in effect.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected, such as strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures.

When a Red Flag Warning is in effect for the areas covered by the Reno Fire Department, red flags will be flown at the fire stations for the duration of the warning.

“We are hoping this is a convenient way for our community members to know when there is an elevated risk for fire danger so they can take the proper precautions,” advises Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez.

The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches to alert fire departments of the onset, or possible onset, of critical weather and dry conditions that could lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity.