Conditions in Connecticut were reportedly suitable for potential forest fires, an NBC affiliate reported. Residents were given a "red flag" warning for a possible fire occurrence. This state may not have the same widely-publicized history of wildfires as California and Colorado, but it does maintain nearly 2 million acres of forest, which makes the spread of fire still a concern.
The warning came from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), which classifies forest fire danger on a scale from "low" to "extreme."
The combination of gusts of wind as high as 30 miles per hour and low humidity meant that a fire could move out of control and spread across a large area quickly. DEEP specifically instructed residents to prepare their house for possible fire damage and watch over any open flames outside to reduce the chances of damage.
The source quotes a DEEP news release, which references the spring conditions that makes predicting forest fires difficult.
"While many experienced scattered showers with occasional pockets of moderate but brief rain yesterday, relative humidity in the low teens and strong winds quickly dry residual dead or cured vegetation from the previous winter to create ground conditions very conducive for fire ignition and spread," it read.
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