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California Labor Day weekend brings heat, fire, virus fears

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 14:28:15-04

California is calling on people to conserve electricity as the state faces dangerously high temperatures through the Labor Day weekend, which also is sparking concerns that people will pack beaches and spread the coronavirus.

Temperatures are expected to be 10 to 25 degrees above normal, with many areas seeing triple-digit highs.

The agency that runs California’s power grid has issued a “Flex Alert” for afternoon and evening hours Saturday through Monday, asking people to conserve power.

Authorities also are asking people to wear masks and avoid large gatherings to prevent another COVID-19 surge.