The recent spell of dry weather creates near–perfect fire conditions prompting the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for Mesa County. The warning begins at noon Sunday and will continue through 7 p.m.. Weather experts say the warning stems from a westerly system creating gusty winds and relative humidity in the single digits. The dry conditions result in grass and brush in low–lying areas to become highly susseptable to rapid–spreading fires. Experts add that during red flag warnings the public needs to be extra careful when it comes to fire. The warning is in effect for areas below 7–thousand feet and is the latest of several warnings to be issued over the past couple of weeks.
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