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Chappaqua Fire Department
Friday April 23rd, 2010 :: 12:34 p.m. EDT

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RED FLAG FIRE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR IMMINENT..

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. FREQUENT WIND GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DROPPING TO AROUND 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON WILL PROVIDE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR THE RAPID SPREAD OF BRUSH FIRES...IF ANY DEVELOP. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... RESIDENTS SHOULD ENSURE PROPER DISPOSAL OF ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS. IT ONLY TAKES A CARELESSLY DISPOSED CIGARETTE TO IGNITE A WILD FIRE...AND THE DRY AND WINDY WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A SMALL FIRE TO SPREAD RAPIDLY. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL

Address/Location
Chappaqua Fire Department
491 King St
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 914-238-0819

Russell Maitland
Chief
rmaitland@chappaquafd.org
914-238-0819

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