RED FLAG WARNING: CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER

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East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts

Updated December 4, 2017

December 2, 2017 (San Diego) – The National Weather Service in San Diego is warning of prolonged, critical fire conditions in all areas of our county starting Monday morning through the end of the week. 

A red flag alert is in effect for coastal, mountain and valley areas through Thursday due to low humidity, above average temperatures and strong offshore winds.  A high wind warning has also been issued, with Santa Ana winds at 20 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 55 miles an hour forecast.

Residents and visitors are asked to please keep vehicles off of dry grass, obey burn bans, properly discard cigarettes, practice safe towing, avoid all activities with open flames or sparks, and evacuate if ordered by officials.

Shooting in dry, outdoor areas is also inadvisable and any shooter who starts a fire could be liable for damages that it causes.

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