Red Flag Warning issued for Matanuska Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for strong wind for the Matanuska Valley effective from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. Winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Winds will increase early Wednesday afternoon and as temperatures climb the relative humidities will drop to 30 percent or lower. The Division of Forestry is advising people not to burn during this period and requesting that anyone who has been burning piles during the winter to check them for interior heat and make sure they are extinguished completely. And remember, burn permits are required starting on April 1.

About Alaska Division of Forestry

Alaska Division of Forestry website: http://forestry.alaska.gov/ Mission: The Alaska Division of Forestry proudly serves Alaskans through forest management and wildland fire protection. The Wildland Fire and Aviation Program provides safe, cost-effective and efficient fire protection services and related fire and aviation management activities to protect human life and values on State, private and municipal lands. The wildland fire program cooperates with other wildland fire agencies on a statewide, interagency basis.

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