The dry and gusty Santa Ana Winds starting to blow through Southern California are expected to create critical fire weather conditions in San Diego County.
A red flag warning is in effect through at least midnight Thursday.
Cal-Fire Captain Chris Sanchez says staffing has been increased locally. He also says Cal-Fire has agreements with the City of San Diego and other local agencies if mutual aid is needed.
Sanchez says citizens should be careful with outdoor flames to make sure a defensible space has been around their homes or businesses.
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