Fire danger across much of northern lower Michigan will be elevated Saturday afternoon.
National Weather Service officials say it is due to temperatures ranging through the 70s, low humidity levels in the 30-40% range and southwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour with gusts of 25 to 30 miles per hour. In addition, recent dry weather with low humidity each day for the past week is adding to the danger condition.
Those enjoying the outdoors are strongly urged to take proper precautions with campfires and other open flames or fireworks, and remember to properly dispose of used smoking materials.
Due to the dry and warm weather, some counties are not issuing burn permits, while others have no restrictions in place.