Fire weather watch in effect for parts of San Diego County
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The heat wave in San Diego County is expected to peak Monday and the combination of hot weather, low humidity and breezy winds will raise the risk of wildfires in some areas.
A fire weather watch for the mountains and deserts will extend from Monday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
Years of drought have added to the increase of dry fuels throughout the San Diego area. Areas with an abundance of flammable vegetation are at increased risk to wildfires during hot, dry and windy days.
To protect your home and your family from wildfires, San Diego Fire-Rescue recommends:
- creating a defensible space around your home clear of brush and combustible materials
- assembling emergency supplies and planning an escape route
- stay tuned to news and information on fires
- following your wildfire action plan