North Bay Grass Fires Are Trying to Ruin San Francisco's Amazingly Sunny Day

Categories: Fire, Weather

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Remember: sunscreen and a fire extinguisher
San Francisco doesn't get to enjoy too many days of sun and warmth, which is why we like to bask in those two or three days a year. Sadly, the North Bay had to blemish this beautiful morning.

Some folks in San Francisco reported seeing nasty smoke casting a pall over the city, which firefighters traced back to multiple grass fires in the North Bay. Hot temperatures and falling trees are fueling these sprawling fires -- and the slight winds are sending the smoke our way.

A fallen tree and a brush fire temporarily blocked the westbound lane of Highway 128 in Sonoma County this morning, CBS News reported. Also, fire crews are battling a blaze located just off of Silverado Trail near Rector Reservoir that's affecting 50 acres of land. It was 40 percent contained as of 6 a.m., according to CalFire officials.

Now might be a good time to remind readers that the North Bay, the East Bay and the South Bay have been red flagged as fire warning areas this week, especially those areas above 1,000 feet. According to NBC, the high pressure system is expected to strengthen throughout the week, and the warmest stretch of weather so far this year is on its way to the Bay Area.

So residents in the red flag areas are being asked to report any signs of smoke immediately and to be smart and cautious when operating machinery or equipment near grass or brush, because the rest of us would really like to enjoy what little warmth we get here.

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