If you have heard the phrase “Red Flag Warning”, it is the National Weather Service’s alert for this condition.
All outdoor fire risk is associated with these three conditions: dry air, dry fuels and excessive wind. Warmer temperatures are also a factor.
All of these conditions exist in the Ozarks today.
Burning outside is not advised as the risk of this fire spreading to nearby grasses is high. It can get out of control quickly.
While it may seem like a great day to burn leaves or brush, don’t do it!