Red-Flag Warning In Place For Parts Of Bay Area Through Friday Afternoon
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.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter and join the conversation on Facebook.
Check out some of our most popular blogs: