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Red Flag warning signaling risk of wildfire now in effect


Last updated 10/3/2013 at Noon

SAN DIEGO – A red flag warning signaling a heightened risk of wildfire is in effect for San Diego County's valleys and mountain areas through the weekend.

The red flag warning – the most serious fire-related warning issued by the National Weather Service – went into effect at 2 a.m. today and will be in effect through 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the agency.

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will be occurring shortly. Those conditions include strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures.

A moderate strengt...

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