Be advised: the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for the East Bay Hills and interior valleys from today, Sunday, July 18th at 5:00 p.m. through tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. due to anticipated gusty offshore winds, potential dry lightning strikes, and lowering humidity. Alameda County Fire Department, which provides fire safety services for the City of Emeryville, is flying Fire Weather Flags to signify the "Red Flag Warning" period. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly, and outdoor burning is not recommended.
The purpose of flying the red flags at fire stations is to remind the public that hazardous fire conditions are present and to refrain from activities and behaviors that may inadvertently initiate vegetation fires. These precautions may include:
• not doing any yard work with combustion engine equipment,
• taking care in discarding smoking materials,
• not driving or parking on grassy areas,
• using caution when cooking with charcoal fires,
• and additional fire prevention practices.
ACFD crews are on high alert, will be carrying Wildland PPE during calls for service and may conduct windshield surveys throughout the red flag warning period.
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