Red Flag Warning issued for the LC Valley

CLARKSTON, WA - A Red Flag Warning is in effect through Thursday, a move that seldom occurs this early in the year.

Chief Noel Hardin of Asotin County Fire District No.1 said the windy conditions, relatively low humidity and high temperatures creates a high possibility for fires on the fourth of July. The National Weather Service predicts gusts of up to 35 miles per hour, which could easily carry sparks to a nearby field.

"People need to keep in mind, when you're setting off fireworks, and it causes any damage to a neighbors home or any other property besides your own, you can be held liable for that damage," said Hardin.

Hardin said if the wind picks up, it's probably not the safest time to use your fireworks. Red flag warnings generally aren't issued until mid-to-late July.