Elevated Brush Fire Risk Expected This Week

Oak Hil, WV (WOAY-TV): Recent dry weather coupled with warm afternoons, breezy wind and low humidity is the recipe for brush fire ignition this week.

While winds are light on Sunday, an increasing southwest flow Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, low relative humidity and very warm temperatures will significantly elevate the risk for brush fires. While no Fire Weather Watches have been posted, be cognitive of smoke near your residence. Burning brush is strongly discouraged, even outside the standard burn ban hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As of Sunday afternoon, one brush fire is ongoing near White Sulphur Springs.

Fortunately, a cold front will produce rain late Thursday into the first part of Friday followed by a transition to more seasonable temperatures.

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