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Red Flag Warning issued for Broomfield

North Metro Fire Rescue District issued a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger in Broomfield today as a result of warm temperatures, low humidity and wind forecasted in the region. 
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A thermometer on a really, really hot day.

North Metro Fire Rescue District issued a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger in Broomfield today as a result of warm temperatures, low humidity and wind forecasted in the region. 

Residents cannot burn any fire or campfire regardless of size under a Red Flag Warning, and burning trash is always prohibited. Fires contained with liquid fuel or a gas stove, indoor fireplaces, propane grills and gas fire pits at private homes are allowed.

Broomfield and surrounding communities are under a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service, with temperatures forecasted to rise as high as 97 degrees in Broomfield and 104 degrees on the plains.

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. due to the high temperature, and people should take extra precautions when outside, drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the sun.

Isolated storms may bring “sudden but strong, gusty winds” in to the Front Range and plains the late afternoon and into the evening, with most gusts ranging between 30 and 40 miles per hour but some reaching 60 miles per hour. 

Broomfield has a 10% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m., according to the agency, with gusts as a high as 18 miles per hour.

Broomfield and neighboring counties are also under an ozone action day alert from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment until 4 p.m. today due to hot, dry and potentially smoky weather.