Fire danger remains high in parts of the Bay Area, with a red-flag warning in place until Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning is in effect until 3 p.m. Friday for the North Bay, East Bay and the Contra Costa County hills because of gusty winds and low humidity, forecasters said.

Areas above 1,000 feet — including Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County and Mount Saint Helena in Sonoma and Napa counties — are also in the warning zone.

Residents of fire-prone areas are urged to be cautious in their activities to avoid igniting a blaze.

The dry weather combined with wind gusts reaching 35 mph at high elevations makes some areas particularly vulnerable to wildfires, weather officials said.


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