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UPDATE: Red Flag Warning Expires Without Any Major Fires

A Red Flag warning means that there is an increased danger for wild land fires due to weather conditions and dry vegetation.

UPDATE, SEPT. 4:

Sunday passed without any major fires reported in King County following a Red Flag warning issues Saturday evening.

Smoke from the Mount Hood Fire, dubbed the "Dollar Lake Fire" was visible from , and the Olympic National Forest fires could be seen from the Renton Highlands

 

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED SEPT. 3:

Don't let your Labor Day weekend go up in smoke.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning Saturday afternoon. The alert extends through Sunday, September 4 at 6 p.m.

A Red Flag warning means that there is an increased danger for wild land fires due to weather conditions and dry vegetation.

A combination of warm breezes, an abundance of dry brush, low humidity and a "critically dry and unstable airmass" are cause for concern over a greater chance of wild fires this weekend.

"These weather conditions will support the potential for large fire growth and erratic fire behavior," according to b3the alert.

The danger is especially high in the south end of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mount Rainier National Park, Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and Washington DNR South Puget Protection Lands.

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