General News

There’s a “New Flag” in Town…

In order to help our residents recognize when an extreme conditions known as  “RED FLAG WARNINGS” have been issued a new flag will be placed on or near the Fire Danger boards when those conditions are issued by the National Weather Service.  A Red Flag Warning may also be issued by our local DNR if they feel that due to extreme dryness in the forest wildfires are likely.

What does a Red Flag Warning mean?  The technical definition is:

Red Flag WarningRed Flag Warning, more appropriately known as a Fire Weather Warning, is a forecast warning issued by the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion, and rapid spread. After drought conditions, when humidity is very low, and especially when there are high or erratic winds which may include lightning as a factor, the Red Flag Warning becomes a critical statement for firefighting agencies. These agencies often alter their staffing and equipment resources dramatically to accommodate the forecast risk. To the public, a Red Flag Warning means high fire danger with increased probability of a quickly spreading vegetation fire in the area within 24 hours. 

No burn permits will be issued especially during these times.

To put it simply:  What it means to homeowners, campers and others in our township is NO BURNING is allowed what-so-ever…not even camp fires!

There are two Fire Danger boards in our township.  One located directly across the street from Caid’s at the corner of County Rd 612 and Lovells Rd and the other inside of Warblers Hide-a-way.

Please adhere to the guidelines when a Red Flag Warning has been posted.

If you wish to check for yourself can find the fire danger warnings posted on the Gaylord National Weather Service website:

You can also check if burn permits are being issued on the DNR website:,4570,7-153-30301_30816_44539—,00.html

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