Berkeley Hills at increased risk for fire over weekend

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Because of the increased fire risk, the city is advising that Berkeley Hills residents sign up for alerts, review evacuation routes and park off-street if able.

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Update 8/16/2020: This brief has been updated to include additional information from the city of Berkeley.

The Berkeley Hills are at increased risk of fire Saturday evening through Monday at 11 a.m., according to an email from the city of Berkeley.

A red flag warning was issued, and hillside residents are advised to sign up for alerts, review evacuation routes and park off-street if able. Fireworks, barbecues, power equipment and heat sources should be handled carefully.

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