Red flag conditions: Smoke from Solano fire drifts south into Alameda County

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Smoke from a fire in Solano County is drifting south into Alameda County, prompting red flag conditions, according to a Nixle alert released Sunday at 1:54 p.m.

Berkeley Fire Department, or BFD, on-duty Battalion Chief Bill Kehoe said the smoke does not seem to be affecting Berkeley at this point. According to Kehoe, BFD has not yet received any smoke-related calls as a consequence of the Solano fire.

“For the citizens of Berkeley, there is really no health hazard (from the current red flag warning),” Kehoe said. “That could change if the smoke drifted directly down into Berkeley.”

Kehoe warned that residents parking in the Berkeley Hills should have a plan to move to safer areas, sign up for Alameda County alerts and ensure that their vehicles are not parked in “red zones,” which BFD engines may need to access.

The Alameda County Fire Department’s Nixle alert said red flag conditions will continue county-wide through Monday and that residents should remain watchful for fires in the county.

Check back for updates.

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