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First full week of fall bring heat, wildfire dangers

Firefighting from the skies: California National Guard shows aerial view of wildfires

From the cockpit, the National Guard gives an aerial view of the firefighting aid over California’s Pier Fire in Sequoia National Forest on Sept. 1, 2017.
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From the cockpit, the National Guard gives an aerial view of the firefighting aid over California’s Pier Fire in Sequoia National Forest on Sept. 1, 2017.

It may be the first full week of fall, but the weather sure won’t feel like it.

With breezy and dry conditions predicted, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the northern and central Sacramento Valleys and the Sierra foothills through 7 a.m. Wednesday. That means the risk of wildfire is high.

After a cool stretch the last several days, the temperature will rise to 87 today in Sacramento before hitting at least 90 degrees the rest of the week, the weather service said. Humidity will be low and the wind will blow from the north, creating the red flag conditions.

Ryan Lillis: 916-321-1085, @Ryan_Lillis

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