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How to help avoid fires during red flag warnings

Posted at 9:07 AM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 18:25:43-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Hot, dry and windy weather is creating extremely dangerous conditions across Utah.

WATCH: Hot and windy Friday; Cooler this weekend

The vast majority of Utah is under a red flag warning Friday and the dangerous conditions will continue into the weekend.

The National Weather Service issues a red flag warning to inform the public, firefighters and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion and rapid spread.

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READ: Some Utah counties are now under fire restrictions

The NWS office in Salt Lake City has released a list of things that can be done to help keep from starting a fire.

Among others tips, putting out cigarettes and keeping hot vehicles off of dry grass and other combustible materials are at the top of the list.

In addition, Rocky Mountain Power has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff watch in Cedar City through Saturday, meaning some areas could have the power turned off during extreme weather conditions.