Red flag warning in effect for Hood River Co.

Conditions are ripe for wildfires

Crews battle a wildfire in 2014 (KOIN, file)
Crews battle a wildfire in 2014 (KOIN, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the east slopes of the northern Oregon Cascades, lower Columbia basin of Oregon and the east slopes of the Southern Washington Cascades. The warning is in effect from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

A red flag warning means a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


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