High fire danger in Bay Area through Saturday


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — As the Glass Fire burns in the North Bay, conditions are hot, dry and windy — increasing the risk of fire spreading.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Saturday for the North Bay Mountains and areas around the Glass Fire. The warning has also been expanded to include the East Bay Hills and the Santa Cruz Mountains, according to the National Weather Service Bay Area.

It was originally set to expire on Friday but was extended through Saturday on Thursday morning.

Increased winds, combined with low humidity make it more difficult to combat and contain fire, according to meteorologists. KRON4’s John Shrable said the Bay Area’s temperatures this October 1 are at least 15 degrees higher than seasonal averages.

The Glass Fire started in Napa County on Sunday and has grown to over 56,000 acres by Thursday, with just 5% containment.

This is also causing poor air quality throughout the Bay Area.

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