Fire weather watch in effect for Guam

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A firefighter puts out a grass fire in Barrigada in this file photo from GFD. A fire weather warning is in effect for Guam.

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam has issued a fire weather watch in effect for Guam through Sunday evening. A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

Affected areas include mainly central and southern Guam. East winds at 15 to 20 mph are expected. Any fires that develop may spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to refrain from outdoor burning and listen for any additional forecasts or warnings.

Visit the following links for the latest information:
·           NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
·           NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
·           GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
·           GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.

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