National Weather Service cancels Red Flag warning

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewNow) - The National Weather Service has cancelled a Red Flag warning that was issued earlier Wednesday for the leeward sections of all Hawaiian Islands.

Forecasters said relative humidity and winds no longer met the criteria for a warning. A Red Flag warning is usually issued after prolonged dry weather when humidity is low, winds are stronger and temperatures are high, conditions that could lead to fast wildfire growth.

On the Big Island, firefighters continue to fight a large brush fire that has burned more than 1,100 acres and forced the closure of Saddle Road.

Residents are advised to avoid activities that promote open flames or sparks.

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