Red Flag Warning in effect for Western Lassen County

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through noon Tuesday, Oct. 27, for the Tahoe Basin through Western Lassen County for gusty winds and low humidity, according to the National Weather Service.

The affected areas include Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas, Eastern Sierra, and Eastern Nevada Counties and Fire Zone 272 Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 30 to 35 mph. Higher gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible along upper mid- slopes and wind prone areas with gusts of 70 to 90 mph along the Sierra Crest.

Humidity is projected at about 4 to 12 percent this afternoon becoming 15 to 25 percent overnight.

The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires. Follow local fire restrictions.

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