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Dry, northwest winds will elevate fire danger Wednesday

Near 100° heat plus dry, northwest winds will elevate fire danger Wednesday. Fuel like grasses are running at near record dryness.
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Evacuation warnings are in effect north of Camp Far West Lake Wheatland due to a fast-moving grass fire, according to Yuba County Sheriff.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The risk of fast-spreading fires increases Wednesday with highs near 100° and dry, northwest winds. Wind gusts could reach 20 m.p.h. and help to spread a fire if one starts. The strongest winds are expected on the west side of the Valley. 

We have had a quick start to the peak part of fire season with several fast-moving grassfires. Fuel is running at near-record dryness heading into the second dry year.

Below are some ways to help prevent a spark.

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