High Fire Danger - 3/20/2024
By Department Chief Mike Cameron
March 20, 2024

Please reframe from burning while dangerous fire conditions exist.

Special Weather Statement issued March 20 at 3:41AM EDT by NWS Raleigh NC
Increased fire danger will develop again across all of central
North Carolina this morning through the early evening. Westerly
winds will strengthen by late morning, with gusts of 20-30 mph,
and along with low relative humidity of 20 to 30 percent and dry
fuels, elevated fire weather conditions are expected. Strongest
wind gusts will develop across the northern half of central NC.
Fires will be easier to start and will spread more efficiently
with these conditions.

Refer to your local burn-permitting authority on whether you may
burn. If you do burn, exercise extreme caution.