Extreme Red Flag warning for eastern California, western Nevada

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO0-- The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for increased fire danger in western Nevada and eastern California from Sunday morning to Monday afternoon.

The Weather Service called it particularly dangerous along the U.S. 395 corridor from Susanville to Mammoth Lakes. Downslope winds could reach 60 mph in those areas while humidity will drop to less than 10 percent. Some winds will continue into Monday afternoon.

Most areas will see southwest winds of up to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph, the Weather Service said.

“These conditions will result in extremely rapid fire growth for any new fires along the 395 corridor,” the Weather Service said. “If you are in a wind prone location, have an evacuation plan ready in case a new fire threatens your location.”

The Weather Service also asks people to avoid outdoor activity that can spark fires.

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