Saturday, April 7, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
The National Weather Service has issued a "Red Flag Warning" for Prince George's County and surrounding jurisdictions. The combination of dry air, winds and warmer temperatures will create an enviroment where outside fires could easily occur and spread rapidly. This "Red Flag Warning" is in effect from 10 am today until 8 pm tonight and there is a likelihood that a warning will be re-issued for Sunday as well.
Citizens, visitors and businesses should always have fire safety in mind as they go about their day. During a Red Flag Warning everyone needs to pay particular attention to avoid starting a fire.
This is the warning provided by the National Weather Service today.
The civilian, career and volunteer members of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department ask you to follow these fire safety tips to avoid the possibility of accidentally igniting a fire outside.