The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning for the North and East Bay hills over the weekend due to predicted hot temperatures, low humidity and strong offshore winds.
Strong winds and low humidity are expected for the later part of the weekend and warm weather builds back in, raising fire dangers in the North Bay.
The Bay Area is warming up just in time for October.
Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.
Aaron and Angela Wiebe were drawn to the Berryessa Heights subdivision now ravaged by the Butts fire because of Pope Valley’s natural beauty and solitude.
State and local firefighters are on high alert as several grass fires have broken out during this stretch of hot weather.
A gas-fueled fire in San Jose Monday moved quickly through three homes has highlighted the design risks of certain types of homes, including the Eichler style structures popular in much of the Bay Area.
A growing trend among marijuana users of using highly flammable butane to create hash oil has firefighters in Contra Costa County on edge about potentially explosive fires that can lead to serious injuries.
With warm temperatures forecasted for the Bay Area the National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning in the North Bay and East Bay hills due to high winds and dry conditions that pose as fire hazards.
A wildfire burning in Mount Diablo State Park grew to six square miles Monday, more than doubling in size over the 24-hour period since it broke out, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory for area residents.