Berkeley Hills Dwellers Ponder 'Pre-Evacuation' as Red Flag Winds ApproachSunday’s red flag warning was being called a “20-year wind event” and Berkeley officials were recommending that people living in the hills begin evacuating immediately.
Contra Costa Fire Officials Advise Precautionary Evacuations in Advance of High Wind EventThe Contra Costa Fire Protection District circulated a notice Sunday afternoon saying, "County residents in areas susceptible to wildland fire may want to consider relocating ahead of this (high wind) event."
PG&E Planned Power Outages Begin In Sierra Counties; North Bay, East Bay Hills Under Red Flag Fire WarningWith gusty winds beginning to kick up along the Sierra range, Pacific Gas & Electric officials launched a rolling power outage that will expand into the San Francisco Bay Area by Sunday evening.
All You Need To Know About Public Safety Power Shutoffs Pacific Gas & Electric officials will issue Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) any time weather conditions bring the threat of wildfires to the San Francisco Bay Area.
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.
Bay Area Residents Brace for Dangerous Winds, Power Outages Beginning SundayParts of the Bay Area have been in and out of red flag warnings all month but this Sunday's wind event is going to bring winds that we have not seen this year.
UPDATE: Pope Fire Burns 67 Acres Near Angwin In Napa County, 50% ContainedCrews in the North Bay are making progress containing the Pope Fire that broke out in Napa County east of the communities of Angwin and Saint Helena Friday afternoon.
Update: PG&E Plans Sunday Power Shutoffs for 1 Million California ResidentsPG&E said it will black out customers in 38 California counties -- including most of the San Francisco Bay Area -- as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines
UPDATE: Red Flag Warning In Bay Area Starts Sunday; Strongest Winds Of Year ForecastThe National Weather Service on Friday upgraded a declared Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills and valleys, the North Bay Mountains and Santa Cruz Mountains starting Sunday morning.
PSPS Update: Reduced Public Safety Power Shutoff Won't Affect Bay Area CountiesOfficials with PG&E announced Thursday morning that the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff has been scaled back and would not impact any Bay Area counties.