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Northern California Wildfire Headlines

Red Flag Warning: Wildfire Threat Soars Once Sun Goes Down Sunday NightWinds will remain relatively calm through Sunday afternoon, but once the sun goes down, the threat of powerful winds with gusts as high as 70 mph and devastating wildfires will soar across the San Francisco Bay Area hills.
Red Flag Warning: Anxious Berkeley Hills Residents Await Threatening Winds; PG&E Planned Power ShutoffThis is the first time this year PG&E has included Berkeley in a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) warning - an indication of how powerful the dangerous wildfire wind event is expected to be starting Sunday afternoon.
Update: Berkeley Hills Residents Urged to Leave Before Sunday's High Wind Event A burst of gusty winds forecast to begin Sunday will be carrying the same wildfire threat as the weather conditions that helped spark the deadly 2017 Wine County October firestorm that included the devastating Tubbs Fire, the National Weather Service warned.
North Bay Communities Prepare for Sunday Power Shutoffs, High Fire DangerMany of the same areas affected by wildfire are also affected by PG&E’s public safety power shutoffs and Sonoma County has got pretty good at preparing for both situations.
Pope Fire Update: Firefighters Halt Growth Overnight; Mopping Up Hot Spots East Of St HelenaCrews gained containment overnight of the Pope Fire, burning in grassy woodlands in the Napa County hills east of Angwin and St Helena.
Red Flag: Officials Shutting Down East Bay Regional Parks As Wildfire PrecautionSeveral public parks in the East Bay hills will be closed Sunday in anticipation of high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation that will combine to pose a significant fire risk, the East Bay Regional Parks District officials have announced.