Fire danger: Red Flag Warning today for Rowan

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - Windy conditions and low humidity are helping to produce a Red Flag Warning for Rowan and surrounding counties on Thursday.

The warning will be in effect from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.

Winds are expected from the northwest at speeds of 10-15 miles an hour with gusts up to 25 miles an hour.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire conditions are either occurring now or will shortly.  Fires are likely to grow quickly and spread out of control.