With humidity levels nearing eight percent and unpredictable wind gusts, the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning this morning for Erath and surrounding counties. Wildfires can spread dangerously out of control through dry vegetation fueled by potential high winds.

Local fire officials are asking residents to refrain from activities that could spark a blaze.

The burn ban remains in effect for Erath County. To report a fire or for questions about fire dangers, contact the Erath County Volunteer Fire Department at 965-3388.