Experts explain importance of Washington red flag warning as humans leading cause of wildfires

A week ago, today the weather service in Hawaii issued a red flag warning around Lahaina due to dry lands, gusty winds, and low relative humidity. The fire claimed the lives of over 90 people and is considered the deadliest fire in the United States, at least in the past century. And unfortunately, that tragic fire serves as a reminder that for us here at home, we have to take critical fire weather conditions and our own red flag warnings seriously.

As of Monday and Tuesday, a red flag warning is in effect around the western slopes of the North and Central Cascades. The warning is mainly due to drier and warmer

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