Statement as of 4:36 am EDT on March 23, 2018

Fire Weather Warning

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT
this evening for interior portions of east central Florida...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... Seminole, Orange, Osceola, and Okeechobee

* Wind... north 5 to 10 mph.

* Humidity... falling to 25 percent or less for four hours or

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread. Outdoor
burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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