The National Weather Service is warning people in at least 12 West Virginia counties to be aware of the high risk for wildfires.
The so-called red flag warnings issued Tuesday cover Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe, Summers, Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan and Grant counties.
They also cover parts of Mineral and Pendleton counties.
Upshur County also warned its residents that low humidity, warm temperatures and gusty winds have created the potential for what it calls an explosive wildfire.
West Virginia's spring forest fire season runs March 1 through May 31. Outdoor burning is prohibited between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. during that time.
But Upshur officials caution against any outdoor burning when a red flag warning is in effect.
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