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Critical fire conditions: 1,000 acres of dead trees in Bay Area parks pose yet another threat

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ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) — There is now a red flag warning in effect in Solano County, fire season is nearly upon us, and firefighters are saying ‘”beware.” They’re also highlighting a growing problem – dead trees.

Monday we flew our SKY7 chopper above the East Bay Hills. While what we saw may not look concerning to you, look closer and you’ll see dead trees in some areas, something that is alarming to firefighters in the East Bay Regional Park District, which covers 123,000 acres in the Bay Area.

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Cal Fire Bracing For Another Challenging Wildfire Season; Red Flag Fire Warning For Solano County

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VACAVILLE (CBS SF) — Humidity levels plunged into the single digits and winds picked up early Monday, triggering a Red Flag Fire Warning for Solano County and the Central Valley.

The warning comes amid drought conditions that have reached the extreme levels.

“Currently, wind gusts in the hills are mostly in the 25-35 mph range, although gusts as high 55 mph have been
observed above 4000 feet on Mt. St. Helena,” the National Weather Service posted early Monday. “These gusty offshore
winds in the hills continue to transport dry air into our region, and relative humidity values are forecast to drop into the teens across inland areas by this afternoon.”

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