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Press Contact: Dave Brannigan, Interim Fire Chief, (510) 774-1380

HIGH FIRE RISK IN THE BERKELEY HILLS UNTIL THURSDAY AT 5PM
Park Cars Off the Street for Emergency Vehicle Clearance

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) - Due to a high level of fire danger from low humidity and gusting winds, the National Weather Service has issued a "Red Flag Warning" for the East Bay Hills including Berkeley from Wednesday at 11pm through Thursday at 5pm.

People in and around the Berkeley hills are encouraged to park in their driveways or garages, leaving streets clear for emergency vehicles. Use extreme caution when operating BBQs, power equipment or other heat sources such as idling cars. Fireworks are completely forbidden in the City of Berkeley and surrounding areas.

To learn more about preparing to evacuate from a wildfire, visit Berkeley's Wildfire Evacuation website.  The best way to stay on top of emergency situations in Berkeley is to sign up for the Alameda County Alert System (AC Alert). AC Alert is one system that shares emergency information in Berkeley. To learn more about how to receive information in an emergency, visit the Emergency Alerting Page.

 

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