High fire danger for Westside

LIHU‘E — The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning for the leeward areas of Kaua‘i, in effect through 6 p.m. today.

A red-flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will occur shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. A red-flag warning does not predict new fire starts.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly in these conditions, according to the National Weather Service. The public should not participate in any outdoor burning.

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