Brian Garcia, San Lorenzo Valley Water, Alameda County discussed on Mark Thompson


Achieved 87% containment on the Ellen you complex fire in the North Bay and 82% of the EU fire east of San Jose. But there are concerns with e scorching weather moving into the area. Brian Garcia, with the National Weather Service's temperatures will shoot up into the triple digits, setting up such that We have the opportunity. To see temperatures go into the one tens in some areas. However, when we do see these types of patterns, it's kind of like a boom or bust type. So we are really trying to dig into the data as we continue to get more data in and try to refine our forecast. Garcia also expects the humidity to drop which could create ideal conditions for flames to rekindle. California's energy managers, in the meantime, are asking residents to voluntarily conserve power this weekend during the heat wave. A flex alert will be in effect from Saturday through Monday from three in the afternoon to nine at night. Officials have issued an unsafe water alert for portions of Santa Cruz Mountains because of the wildfire. The San Lorenzo Valley Water District says water in Brookdale and areas north from Highway nine Alba road, possibly contaminated with an unknown substance. Officials say high density polyethylene water lines have been destroyed by the fire and the water is unsafe to drink. Residents are warned to use bottled water on ly for cooking and drinking until further notice, and hairdressers are now being allowed to work indoors in Alameda County. The county is one of the final holdouts to lift restrictions.

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