MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Dry conditions with low humidity combined with a forecast of high winds has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a "Fire Weather Watch" for Prince George's County for Sunday. This warning means that everyone should be aware of the potential of outside fires with a rapid spread. Large amounts of leaves are capable of providing plenty of fuel for a fire.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
* HUMIDITY...LESS THAN 25 PERCENT.
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
* FUEL MOISTURE...LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.
The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department suggest the following safety actions to avoid starting an accidental fire.