Dry, windy conditions and low humidity have led emergency officials to discourage outdoor burning today (Tuesday).
The advisory is not the same as a burning ban. No ban has been put in place, but conditions are prime for outdoor fires to get out of control.
Uncontrolled burns can result in fire damaging property not in the intended burn area, which can result in criminal and civil penalties.
Since the advisory was issued this morning, fire units have been called out in several areas to deal with small fires that got out of control.
If you must burn, keep all fires low, and have firefighting tools and a cellphone immediately available. Do not leave a fire until the coals and ashes are cold to the touch.
Fire conditions are expected to be similarly dangerous tomorrow. Monitor the National Weather service and N.C. Forest Service for more information.