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Red Flag Warning Thursday and Friday

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for significantly unstable conditions, which is in effect from 11 AM Thursday to 10 PM PDT Friday. * Affected Area...In Oregon above 2500 feet...Fire Weather Zone 603 East Slopes of the Central Oregon Coast Range...Fire Weather Zone 606 Central Oregon Cascade Foothills and Fire Weather Zone 608 Willamette National Forest. * Relative Humidity...As low as 15 percent. * Temperatures...85-100 degrees. * Instability...Deep surface mixing with heights 7000-12000 feet above ground level. * Impacts...Conditions may be favorable for rapid spread on any new or existing fires. Extreme fire behavior is possible under potential plume dominated behavior. Pyro-cumulus and pyro- cumulonimbus activity is possible. Outdoor burning is not recommended. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...High Level Haines values will be 4 and 5, however, the deep surface mixing and instability is resulting in stability component values of 3. Additionally for Friday and over the Cascades, mid-level moisture may produce isolated thunderstorms which produce very little surface rain and gusty outflow winds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of the above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board has issued a complete burn ban effective today August 11th. This burn ban will remain in effect until conditions improve and notification is provided by the Lincoln County Fire Defense Board. Please contact your local fire agency if you have any questions.

The Oregon Department of Forestry has placed our region in the Extreme Fire Danger

category. The City of Newport has enacted an ordinance which prohibits the public from

access to certain high-risk city properties when the region is placed in the Extreme Fire

Danger category. These properties include:

● Agate Beach Closure area east of the transfer station

● Schooner Creek Drainage

● Little Creek Drainage

● Big Creek Drainage

● Big Creek Reservoir

● Forest Park

This closure means the public is not allowed in these areas unless they have a lease,

or entering these areas is their main means of access to their property.

This closure will remain in effect until the Oregon Department of Forestry reduces the

fire danger level.

El Departamento de Montes de Oregón ha colocado a nuestra región en la categoría

de Peligro Extremo de Incendio. La Ciudad de Newport ha promulgado una ordenanza

que prohíbe al público el acceso a ciertas propiedades de la ciudad de alto riesgo

cuando la región se coloca en la categoría de Peligro Extremo de Incendio. Estas

propiedades incluyen:

● Área de cierre de Agate Beach al este de la estación de transferencia

● Drenaje de Schooner Creek

● Drenaje de Little Creek

● Drenaje de Big Creek

● Embalse de Big Creek

● Forest Park

Este cierre significa que el público no está permitido en estas áreas a menos que

tengan un contrato de arrendamiento, o ingresar a estas áreas sea su principal medio

de acceso a su propiedad.

Este cierre permanecerá en vigor hasta que el Departamento de Silvicultura de

Oregon reduzca el nivel de peligro de incendio. En ese momento se emitirá un

comunicado de prensa anunciando el cambio.

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