PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – High winds, combined with low humidity will increase the risk of brush fires across western Massachusetts on Thursday, with a Red Flag Warning being issued for Berkshire County.
The National Weather Service issues a Red Flag Warning when weather conditions, combined with dry ground, make for an elevated risk of brush fires. Any fires that do begin could spread rapidly and get out of control.
The Red Flag Warning goes into effect for the Berkshires at noon, and is set to continue through 6:00 P.M. As of 7:45 Thursday morning, there was no Red Flag Warning in effect for Hampden, Hampshire, or Franklin Counties, however 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Ashley Baylor says that there is an elevated brush fire risk all across the region.
Stay with 22News and WWLP.com throughout the day for the latest on the brush fire risk.