Monday, Tuesday designated as No Burn Days - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Monday, Tuesday designated as No Burn Days

Image source: National Weather Service, Lubbock Image source: National Weather Service, Lubbock
Image source: National Weather Service, Lubbock Image source: National Weather Service, Lubbock
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Red Flag warnings have once again been put in place by the National Weather Service as high winds, dry conditions, low humidity and high temperatures will increase the chances of wildfires.

This has prompted Lubbock County Emergency Management to designate Monday as a No Burn Day. The Red Flag Warning is to be in effect from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NWS.

The counties that are predicted to be affected are, Parmer, Castro, Swisher, Briscoe, Hall, Childress, Bailey, Lamb, Hale, Floyd, Motley, Cottle, Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King, Yoakum, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Kent and Stonewall.

Wildfires have commonplace within the South Plains over the last few days as wildfires have spread and affected large parts of Dickens and Cochran counties. Though there were no casualties reported, the spread of these wildfires due to the intensity of the wind and dryness of the surroundings creates a hazardous situation.

People in these counties are asked to dispose of smoking material properly and refrain from burning of any kind. 

RELATED STORY: 60,000 acre NM fire spreads to TX, burning 4,000 acres in Cochran Co.

RELATED STORY: UPDATE: Dickens VFD reports fires 100 percent contained

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