Red flag warning issued for high wildfire danger

 

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a red flag warning due to a high fire danger forecast from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday for the central and southern Willamette Valley.

Temperatures that could reach the 100s, winds that could gust up to 25 mph, and low relative humidity will mean fires can start and spread rapidly.

"Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas," NWS said in the alert. "Outdoor burning is not recommended."

Campfire bans are in effect for some parts of Willamette National Forest, Mount Hood National Forest, and other outdoor recreation locations.

 

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