Fire Warning

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A Fire Warning (SAME code: FRW) is a warning issued by civil authorities in the United States to inform the public of major, uncontrolled fires (usually wildfires) threatening populated areas and/or major roadways. A Red flag warning, a warning issued by the National Weather Service when low relative humidity and high winds and temperatures are expected, will generally precede any fire activity by at least one to two days. A fire warning will generally include information on the location and movement of the fire, evacuation instructions, and shelter locations.

Examples of a Fire Warning[edit]

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FIRE WARNING…CORRECTED
AMARILLO/POTTER/RANDALL OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
456 PM CST SUN FEB 27 2011

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
AMARILLO…POTTER AND RANDALL OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

SEVERAL WILDFIRES ARE THREATENING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: 
RICHLAND ACRES AND RANCH ACRES…AND THEN ALSO FOR
TIMBERCREEK CANYON… PALISADES…TANGLE AIRE…AND LAKE TANGLEWOOD. IT IS RECOMMENDED 
THAT RESIDENTS EVACUATE THE RIVER FALLS AREA OF RANDALL COUNTY. RESIDENTS SHOULD 
EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY.

RESIDENTS EVACUATING THE WILDFIRES IN THE WILLOW CREEK AREA SHOULD REPORT TO THE RECEIVING 
POINT AT THE PLEASANT VALLEY METHODIST CHURCH AT 316 VALLEY. THE RECEIVING POINT FOR THOSE 
RESIDENTS EVACUATING FROM THE SOUTH WILDFIRES IS THE COWBOY CHURCH AT WASHINGTON STREET 
AND LOOP 335…HOLLYWOOD ROAD.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FIRE WARNING
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
639 PM CDT SAT AUG 4 2012

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

EVACUATIONS ARE NOW BEING ORDER FOR ALL OF THE COMMUNITY OF
MANNFORD OKLAHOMA AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

A WILDFIRE HAS CONTINUED TO SPREAD UNCONTROLLED TO THE NORTHEAST
AND THE LEADING EDGE OF THE FIRE WAS ON THE VERGE OF ENTERING MANNFORD.

PEOPLE SHOULD EVACUATE TO THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN
SAND SPRINGS AT 101 WEST 38TH STREET.

SPECIAL NOTE... A FRONT AND THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOWS ARE MOVING
TOWARD THE MANNFORD AREA. WIND SHIFTS TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST
ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 830 PM AND 10 PM. STRONG GUSTS WILL
OCCUR WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT AFFECT THE AREA. WINDS WILL GUST
INTO THE 20S BRIEFLY WITH THE FRONT BEFORE EASING AND BECOMING
NORTHERLY. THESE WINDS WILL RESULT IN ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND
TURN IN THE FIRES MOTION TO THE SOUTHEAST AND THEN SOUTH.

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