The combination of high winds, high temperatures and low relative humidity across the Twin Lakes Area means any type of fire could be hazardous. With burn bans in effect for the entire listening area, the National Weather Service in North Little Rock and Springfield has issued a Red Flag Warning until 6:00 Monday evening. A Red Flag Warning means critical fire weather conditions are occurring or will occur soon.
According to KY3 news, a wildfire Sunday burned approximately 200 acres of land in Newton County before it was contained. Fire crews were called out around 1:00 Sunday afternoon to respond to the blaze along Highway 21 between Boxley and Kingston. No structures were damaged and there were no reports of any injuries.
According to the U.S. Drought monitor, severe drought conditions exist for the entire Twin Lakes Area as well.
Marty Trexler, from the National Weather Service says there is little chance for precipitation over the next several days.
Winds up to 15 miles-per-hour, with gusts up to 30 miles-per-hour, can be expected until they dissipate later this afternoon and into the evening.
Humidity levels will drop below 25 percent and lower for areas which have higher terrain.
Any fires which may develop will likely spread rapidly.
To report a fire call 911.
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