Berkeley Fire Department issues warning regarding ‘elevated fire danger’

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Berkeley Fire Department sent a Nixle alert Friday afternoon warning of “elevated fire danger” in Berkeley from 10 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Sunday, according to a report from the National Weather Service.

The fire danger is reportedly due to “anticipated high wind gusts and low humidity,” according to the alert, and residents are cautioned against parking in the streets in order to leave space clear for emergency vehicles. The alert also suggests using extreme caution when operating heat sources, such as barbecues or power equipment, and reminds that fireworks of any sort are “completely forbidden” in Berkeley.

“The Department urges people in Berkeley to use extreme caution, especially in the hills,” the alert said.

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