Scorching heat and powerful northerly winds prompted the National Weather Service to issue an urgent warning for the East Bay hills and North Bay mountains Saturday, saying any fires that ignite could spread rapidly. Pressure will build in the inland regions throughout the weekend, the warning said, leading to high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds. The heat will dry out plants and grasses, which could become fuel for a blaze, said Eric Kurth, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in... [Read More]
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