Shelby County Fire Danger Index bumped up to “High”
September 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson
Shelby County Emergency Management Director Bob Seivert says the Fire Danger rating has been bumped up from “Moderate,” to “High.” Seivert says the local fire danger index is being adjusted due to the wind conditions and low relative humidity. And, while Red Flag warning are being posted for areas to the west, Seivert says he doesn’t expect Red Flag conditions in Shelby County, but because winds are expected to shift to the northwest this (Wednesday) afternoon, they will monitor that component very closely. He says property owners should not conduct ANY open today. The next local fire danger notice will be Monday September 24th, unless an unexpected change in conditions occur.