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Gusty winds could pose fire danger on Sunday

Staff Reports

A change in the weather will bring a chance of critical fire danger on Sunday.

Gusty winds and low humidity are forecast for 1-9 p.m. as a front rolls into Western Nevada, according to the National Weather Service.

“The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them,” forecasters said on Friday.

Southwest winds of 5-10 mph will increase to 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Carson Valley residents should expect open burning to be suspended on Sunday as a result of the winds.

The wind will help clear out the Valley after a week of backyard burning, which started on Oct. 20.

Smoke in the North Valley hovered like fog on Thursday reducing visibility and exacerbating residents’ allergies.

Burn permits are available at eastforkfire.org.