Cal Fire announces burn ban for Santa Cruz, among other counties

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.

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