Days Before Christmas, Bay Area Under Red-Flag Fire Warning

Days Before Christmas, Bay Area Under Red-Flag Fire Warning

"Between low humidity and high winds that poses a danger, that's why we are on alert", said Santa Rosa battalion fire chief, Ken Sebastiani.

Red flag warnings in Los Angeles County expired at 10 Friday morning in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains, the Angeles National Forest, the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys, beach cities, metropolitan Los Angeles, Downtown L.A., and the Hollywood Hills.

Northerly winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour can be expected with local gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour likely, according to weather officials.

The alert prompted several Bay Area public safety agencies to issue their own advisories.

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Outdoor burning bans may also be proclaimed by local law and fire agencies based on red flag warnings. There are a number of red flag warnings in place across the state, Peterson said.

The warnings were first issued early last week because of gusty Santa Ana winds combined with very low humidity levels, then extended every day beginning Thursday of last week.

The fire weather warnings are a result of a long-lasting ridge of high pressure just off the West Coast that has blocked storms from reaching California and is responsible for dry northerly or northeasterly winds. North Bay fire relief concert in SF raises millionsFor many, it's all too painful reminder of similar fire weather two months ago which created a monster firestorm which chased thousands from their homes, leaving neighborhoods in ashes.

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