Hot Weather Drying Out CA, Wildfire Danger Climbing

Cal Fire officials say a "Red Flag Warning" is going stay in affect for portions of Northern California now through nearly midnight on Thursday night.

The hot and dry air mass that's pushing up temperatures, low humidity, and gusty north winds are creating conditions that ripe for a wildfire.  The officials say any fires that spark right now will likely spread rapidly.  Outdoor burning is not recommended right now.

GLENDORA, CA - JANUARY 16: Helicopters drop water on the wildfires as they burn through the hillsides on January 16, 2014 in Glendora, California. A wildfire near Glendora in the San Gabriel Valley has prompted officials to order evacuations for houses ne

Crews are contending with another day of oppressive heat as they try to beat back a 1,200-acre wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.  That fire is only ten percent contained as of Wednesday afternoon and some 500 firefighters are on the line, aided by a fleet of water- and fire retardant-dropping aircraft.

LA JOLLA, CA - OCTOBER 29:  Firefighter Brian Lieberman puts out flare-ups from the Poomacha fire October 29, 2007 in La Jolla, California. With improving weather conditions firefighters continued to make progress against wildfires in California. The fire

Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries after the blaze erupted Monday.The fire is burning in tinder-dry brush and it gained strength as temperatures soared to near 90.

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