A Red Flag Warning is a warning issued by the National Weather Service to advise firefighters that conditions are ideal for a wildfire to start and spread rapidly. There are many factors that determine the application of a Red Flag Warning. It could be a combination of the below and is not limited to the examples listed:
Before the spring green-up or after fall color
If the National Fire Danger Rating System (the Smokey the Bear signs that are throughout the county) is high to extreme, and sustained wind average is 15 mph or greater
Relative humidity is less than or equal to 25 percent
A temperature that is higher than 75 degrees F
When one or more of the conditions listed above are in effect and a Red Flag Warning is issued, please be aware that no outdoor burning will be allowed in Park County. Please check with your Fire Protection District for any other information.