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December 15, 2017 – All outdoor burning is prohibited in Placer, Nevada, Yuba and Sutter Counties immediately, Dec. 15, 2017, after the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for this weekend due to critical fire weather conditions.

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A dry weather system moving in from the north late today will produce a combination of gusty winds and low humidity values. Due to these factors and the recent long stretch of warm and dry conditions, a very elevated fire weather risk will exist particularly for higher elevation locations. …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.

Poor humidity recovery expected Saturday night through Sunday morning.

Fires could start quickly, spread rapidly and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.

Conditions to be evaluated on Monday December 18th, 2017, at 8am.