Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this

By Miriam Raftery

August 24, 2021 (San Diego) – A rapid warming trend is forecast to bring elevated fire weather conditions Wednesday through Saturday. The National Weather Service warns, “Wildfires could spread rapidly with high heat and low humidity. Diurnal winds in the afternoon present the highest threat.” Dry fuels add to the danger.

Temperatures could reach up to 115 in lower deserts, 101 in inland valleys and the low 90s in mountain areas.

The County of San Diego offers cool zones in areas of high heat, as well as free fans for low-income residents who choose to stay home. Get locations and details at

Please check on vulnerable neighbors and relatives who may lack air conditioning.  Avoid strenuous activities outdoors and refrain from activities that could spark fires, such as weed whacking, campfires or parking off-pavement over dry brush.


Error message

Support community news in the public interest! As nonprofit news, we rely on donations from the public to fund our reporting -- not special interests. Please donate to sustain East County Magazine's local reporting and/or wildfire alerts at to help us keep people safe and informed across our region.