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Red Flag Warning Issued As Brush Fire Threat Grows In Bridgeport

The brush fire on Grassy Island off the coast of Norwalk can be seen from the mainland.
The brush fire on Grassy Island off the coast of Norwalk can be seen from the mainland. Photo Credit: Norwalk Fire Marine Company

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A red flag warning for brush fires will go into effect Tuesday afternoon due to dry weather conditions across Fairfield County.

The warning will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. April 19, according to the National Weather Service .

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring.

Strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels significantly elevate the chance of fire.

  • Tuesday will be cloudy and dry, with winds gusting up to 25 mph, a high of 64 degrees. The sun will gradually appear as the morning unfolds.
  • Wednesday is dry again and full of sun, high of 64 degrees. Winds will blow from the NW at 10-15 mph.
Norwalk firefighters battle a brush fire Monday on Grassy Island out in Long Island Sound. Other brush fires have been reported in recent days in Stratford, Newtown and Danbury.

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