Red flag warning issued for southwest Minnesota counties

Staff Writer
Redwood Falls Gazette

Extreme fire conditions Nov. 6 in southwest Minnesota have resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a red flag warning for the following counties: Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.

A red flag warning means the area is experiencing critical weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including strong winds and minimum humidity values.

Do not burn while the red flag warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out.

Any spark could become a wildfire under red flag conditions.

The warning expires at 6 p.m.