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Dry, windy weather sparks new California wildfire concerns

California wildfire victims claim $845 million in losses
Posted at 8:02 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 11:03:10-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Red flag warnings of extreme fire danger are up in Northern California as dry, gusty weather returns to an area already scarred by massive and deadly blazes.

The National Weather Service issued warnings Wednesday night into Friday, predicting low humidity and winds up to 40 mph at times in the mountains, valleys and coastal areas of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento region and the Sierras.

Pacific Gas & Electric planned to cut electricity overnight to about 37,000 customers in parts of 15 northern counties to prevent wind-blown wires from sparking fires.