Red Flag Fire Alert Issued For Portions Of NC

The National Weather Service is warning people who did any burning over the weekend to make sure those fires are completely out.

There's a red flag warning in effect for portions of North Carolina, meaning high winds and dry conditions could help fuel outdoor fires.

Meteorologists say winds out of the west could gust to more than 30 miles per hour. up. In addition to the request to make sure weekend fires are completely out, meteorologists are also asking people not to burn at all today to prevent a flare-up.

Similar conditions are believed to have contributed to a fire at a townhome complex in north Raleigh. That fire destroyed nearly 30 townhomes left several families homeless.