Take extra precautions during fire weather watch, peak fire season
Last updated 10/9/2019 at 12:40pm
Residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire sources such as power tools and cigarettes due to Santa Ana winds expected to sweep through San Diego County mountains and inland valleys Thursday and Friday, Oct. 10-11.
The arrival of the fall's first Santa Ana is a reminder that it is peak fire season, and the region's dry brush and grasses could potentially ignite a dangerous wildfire and threaten communities.
The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch from 3 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Friday adding that northeast to east winds will gust from 35 to 60 mph. Meteorologis...