Fire risk will be offset by low winds and a cool marine layer later in the week
The girl, who was visiting family in Berkeley, was taken to the Alameda County Juvenile Hall in San Leandro.
In Berkeley and beyond, it’s not too soon to prepare for unhealthy air days.
A new evacuation software system called Zonehaven is scheduled to go live on June 15.
The burn was planned as part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s efforts to create a “strategic ridgeline fuel break” along Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Dry, gusty conditions are combining to increase wildfire risk in the Berkeley and East Bay hills.
The Bay Area is experiencing the second-driest year in the water district’s history.
A red flag alert in December is highly unusual but reflects the fact that there has been very little rain this fall.
The combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation makes for extremely dangerous conditions, city officials said.
The Park District will close 11 local parks from Sunday through Monday due to high winds and wildfire danger.
Update: District extends closure of 11 East Bay parks to Wednesday at 8 a.m. as forecast shows continuing high winds and therefore a high fire risk.
A red flag warning has been issued for the Berkeley Hills and several other Bay Area regions from 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at 6 a.m.