Fire danger remains high in parts of the Bay Area, with a red-flag
warning in place until Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather
The warning is in effect until 3 p.m. Friday for the North Bay,
East Bay and the Contra Costa County hills because of gusty winds and low
humidity, forecasters said.
Areas above 1,000 feet -- including Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County,
Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County and Mount Saint Helena in Sonoma and Napa
counties -- are also in the warning zone.
Residents of fire-prone areas are urged to be cautious in their
activities to avoid igniting a blaze.
The dry weather combined with wind gusts reaching 35 mph at high
elevations makes some areas particularly vulnerable to wildfires, weather