WebHeader_Grove.png
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Be one of 603 listeners to make a gift to NHPR and help unlock $10,000 during our Public Radio for the 603 Challenge!
NH News

'Red Flag' Fire Warning For Southern, Central N.H.

redflagfirewarning.png

 

There’s a red flag warning in effect for much of Southern and Central New Hampshire until 8 p.m. Thursday.

 

It means fires could spread quickly, due to high winds, sunny, dry weather -- and a lack of snow cover. 

 

Fire risk is elevated in parts of the White Mountains, too. The National Weather Service says people in affected areas should avoid starting fires until the winds die down. 

 

Some gusts have been above 40 mph during the windstorm over the past two days.

 

The state’s electric utilities say those gusts brought down branches and trees onto power lines, knocking out power for thousands at the storm’s overnight peak. 

 

Most of that power has now been restored. The winds are expected to die down tonight.

 

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.