Fire danger in East Bay hills

Thursday September 19, 2002

The California Department of Forestry has issued a high fire danger alert in the North and East Bay Area hills for today. 

According to CDF spokesman Harry Martin, winds out of the north from 15 to 20 mph, stronger at the ridge tops, coupled with low levels of humidity triggered the alert. 

The National Weather Service reports that temperatures are expected in mid 80s in the warmest inland areas.