SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Due to high winds and dry conditions this weekend, Cal Fire announced a burn ban in place through December 19th.
They will be positioning extra fire equipment and personnel in the San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit.
Cal Fire is suspending all burn permits for outdoor burning in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz.
The suspension takes effect Friday at 6 p.m. and once again, is anticipated to be lifted on Tuesday December 19th.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the higher elevations of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.