Bay Area gets red flag warning — 100 mph winds could fuel fires

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Bay Area gets red flag warning starting Sunday

Red flag warnings have been issued for the entire Bay Area starting Sunday, when the most powerful offshore winds of the season could incite new wildfires and cause widespread damage, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

As a result, Pacific Gas & Electric is planning more forced power outages to reduce the risk of fires being started by wind-ravaged power lines. “It won’t take much to get a fire started,” said NWS meteorologist David King.

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