Smokey Skies

A Red Flag Warning is posted today for extreme fire conditions, hot temperatures and gusty winds.

The National Weather Service says smoke in the Reno area could be coming from a raging fire that has expanded to 4,000 acres at a state park near Morgan Hill, in Northern California.

Fifty fire engines and more than 1200 personnel have been combating the aggressive wildfire, which ignited at around 1:45 p.m. Monday and spread rapidly in and around Henry W. Coe State Park.

A spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire has now consumed about 4,000 acres as it
moves in southwesterly direction through Henry Coe State Park.

Firefighters are dealing with rugged terrain, as well as limited
access to the area. But because the fire is burning in a remote area, no major residential or commercial areas are threatened.

Officials have not yet determined the cause.


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