Fire danger: No burn permits will be issued this weekend

The Daily Times staff
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FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Fire Department will not issue burn permits this weekend, according to a Facebook post from the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management.

The post warns that critical fire conditions could develop through the weekend.

The county fire department does not issue burn permits when there are Red Flag Warnings, which are announced by the National Weather Service.

There will be warnings in place through Saturday night.

The National Weather Service is warning that strong winds and low humidity could cause fires to spread quickly.

The weather service is forecasting winds gusting up to 50 mph today and 45 mph Saturday.

A fire weather watch will be in place Sunday.

The city of Farmington has banned burning until further notice.