Enhanced Fire Weather Danger

March 21, 2014 7:24 PM
A brush fire was extinguished by memebers of the Denison Fire Protection District out of St. Francisville, Ill., near the Cannonball Bridge, on Friday, March 21, 2014.  (Photo by: Joshua Martin©Hometown News Daily/2014)

A brush fire was extinguished by memebers of the Denison Fire Protection District out of St. Francisville, Ill., near the Cannonball Bridge, on Friday, March 21, 2014. (Photo by: Joshua Martin©Hometown News Daily/2014)

By: Joshua Martin

A special weather statement has been issued by the National Weather Service out of Indianapolis, Ind.  Very breezy and dry conditions will create “enhanced fire weather” danger for today, Friday, March 21, 2014.  The National Weather Service believes that the humidity in the air will drop to a near extremely dangerous twenty-five percent.  The humidity level represents the amount of moisture present in the vegetation, ground and atmosphere.  With the estimated percentage so low, and combined with twenty mph gusts of wind this creates perfect conditions for field and grass fires.  The National Weather Service recommends to suspend any outdoor burning until conditions improve.  According to Hometown News Chief Meteorologist, Kerry Dean, “conditions could continue throughout the weekend.”  There is a large chance that any fire, no matter the size, could spread out of control with the pending weather conditions.

A brush fire was extinguished by memebers of the Denison Fire Protection District out of St. Francisville, Ill., near the Cannonball Bridge, on Friday, March 21, 2014.  (Photo by: Joshua Martin©Hometown News Daily/2014)

A brush fire was extinguished by memebers of the Denison Fire Protection District out of St. Francisville, Ill., near the Cannonball Bridge, on Friday, March 21, 2014. (Photo by: Joshua Martin©Hometown News Daily/2014)

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