NWS Red Flag

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Residents in Washington County have been told to use caution and prepare to possibly evacuate due to a fire in the area. 

According to an emergency alert sent by Washington County 911 sent around 1:30, all residents on Declue Road and Goose Creek Road from Highway T to the 12800 block should remain vigilant and have plans to evacuate the area if necessary if the fire spreads. 

The area is under a red flag warning until 5 p.m. due to strong winds and low humidity, combined with dry deadfall. 

According to the National Weather Service, the conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior. 

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