“Extreme” Fire Danger; No outside burning as NWS issues Red Flag Warning

Do the math: Drought conditions + High Winds + Low Humidity = Fire Wind Warning
Fast-moving grassfire near Loma Linda, Mo. that burned 50 acres on Oct 3. Started as a burning trash pile got out of hand. Redings Mill Fire battled that blaze with assistance from fire depts in 3 states, no structures burned. Note in the photo people moving horses to a more-safe pasture as the fire was approaching. RMFPD all others across the region advise no burning today, Thursday, Oct 13, with high wind gusts and continued drought conditions. The National Weather Service issue a RED FLAG WARNING for this afternoon.

 JOPLIN METRO AREA — Despite the small amount of rain on Wednesday the region remains dry under drought conditions. All area fire departments concur, NO OUTSIDE BURNING.

These dry conditions combined with strong winds could produce fast-moving grass fires Thursday afternoon.

A Red Flag 🚩 Warning has been issued for our area Thursday from 12 PM – 8 PM. Minimum relative humidities of 15-25% and west to northwest wind gusts of 25-35 mph will result in significant fire danger.” — NWS-SGF (National Weather Service Springfield)

Redings Mill Fire Protection District cover a large portion of Newton County, south of Joplin continue their daily advisory: WILDLAND FIRE DANGER: EXTREME • NO BURNING.

Fire warning

Redings Mill Fire Protection District for October 13, 2022.





This Fire was Friday Oct 7. However the same Fire Warning Conditions continue today, Oct 13.


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