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Red Flag Warning In Effect For Much Of Northern California

Two firefighters at work putting out a fire

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A red flag warning is in effect for much of Northern California. 

The National Weather Service made the move Sunday as the region faces critical fire weather, especially for areas that received little to no rainfall over the weekend. The red flag warning will remain in effect through Monday evening for parts of the Sacramento Valley, Coastal Range and nearby foothills. In the Sierra Nevada, southern Cascades and its adjacent foothills, the warning will remain in effect through 11-a.m. Tuesday. Additionally, PG&E may shut off power to roughly 14,000 customers across 13 counties due to the critical fire weather. Cal Fire is also preparing in case high winds, and dry fuels lead to fires.

“We have done additional staffing at the regional level and we also plan to have an aircraft early up so aircraft is ready a few hours earlier than they are normally available,” said Robert Foxworthy of Cal Fire. “If you are in a wildland area make sure your trailer is in good condition and don't drag any chains and this is not the time to do any residential burning “

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