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June 20, 2014
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Red flag goes up third time this week

The third red flag warning this week was issued by the National Weather Service for Saturday afternoon.

A red flag warning is already in effect through 9 p.m. today. Another warning was issued for 2-9 p.m. Saturday as high winds and low humidity continue to pose critical fire danger.

On Friday morning, East Fork asked volunteer department chiefs to check staffing should there be a wildfire.

Southwest winds are expected to blow 15-20 mph, gusting to 35 mph.

Humidity in Carson Valley is supposed to drop to 5-10 percent.

Forecasters warned residents to avoid outdoor activities that can create a spark.

As of 2:55 p.m. Friday, a 30 mph wind gust was clocked at Minden-Tahoe Airport. Relative humidity is 12 percent.

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:49PM Published Jun 20, 2014 04:37PM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.