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Red flag warning extended for several West Michigan counties

Weather conditions through Sunday evening could cause a fire to burn out of control.
Credit: Michigan DNR

The National Weather Service has extended red flag warnings for Mecosta, Lake, Osceola, Mason, Clare, Oceana and Newaygo counties. The warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. 

A red flag warning means that critical fire conditions are occurring. These conditions include low relative humidity, warm temperatures and strong winds.

The NWS recommends avoiding activities that may involve a spark or fire, such as campfires, grilling, using a chainsaw and using all-terrain vehicles that may throw a spark.

If a fire were to start, current weather conditions could cause a fire to burn out of control and spread.

For more information on red flag warnings and fire weather watches, click here.

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