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.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FIRE WARNING
KERN COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1140 AM PDT WED AUG 17 2016

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
KERN COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

A RECOMMENDED EVACUATION HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE AREAS NEAR
THE CEDAR FIRE AREA: ALTA SIERRA... SLICK ROCK... AND SHIRLEY MEADOWS.

IF YOU LIVE, WORK, OR ARE VISITING AN AREA AFFECTED BY THE CEDAR FIRE
NEAR ALTA SIERRA OR SHIRLEY MEADOWS, PLEASE PAY FULL ATTENTION TO THIS MESSAGE.

THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP TO AN EARLIER READYKERN MESSAGE. THE CEDAR FIRE HAS BECOME 
A THREAT TO ALTA SIERRA... SLICK ROCK... AND SHIRLEY MEADOWS. THE PRECAUTIONARY 
EVACUATION FOR ALTA SIERRA AND SHIRLEY MEADOWS HAS BEEN ELEVATED TO A 
RECOMMENDED EVACUATION, NOW INCLUDING THE SLICK ROCK AREA. A RECOMMENDED
EVACUATION MEANS THAT THE FIRE IS AN IMMINENT THREAT AND ALL PERSONS IN
THE EVACUATION AREA ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO LEAVE AND SEEK SHELTER AWAY FROM
THE FIRE AREA. THIS RECOMMENDED EVACUATION WILL LIKELY BE THE LAST WARNING GIVEN.

THE KERN COUNTY EMERGENCY AUTHORITIES RECOMMEND THAT ALL PERSONS IN THE AREAS OF 
ALTA SIERRA... SLICK ROCK... AND SHIRLEY MEADOWS, EVACUATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

AN EMERGENCY EVACUATION CENTER IS OPEN AT ST. JUDES CHURCH AT 86 NELLIE DENT
DRIVE IN WOFFORD HEIGHTS. ANIMAL SERVICES AND ASSISTING WITH CHILDREN WILL 
CONTINUE AT THE SHELTER SITE. IF YOU HAVE VEHICLE LIMITATIONS AND REQUIRE 
EVACUATION TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL THE AGING AND ADULT SERVICES 
HOTLINE AT 1-855-264-6565. 

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTENTS
OF THIS MESSAGE, PLEASE CONTACT KERN COUNTY INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES AT
211. THANK YOU.

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