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Lightning strikes raise fire danger in NorCal

Posted: June 10, 2013 11:14 a.m.
Updated: June 10, 2013 11:14 a.m.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern and Central California are on high alert, as a storm system with dangerous lightning moves through the region.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the Central Sacramento Valley and Lake County until noon on Monday. Officials say lightning strikes could cause fires that would spread quickly given the gusty conditions.

Lightning is also expected to affect other parts of the region.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( that nearly 400 lightning strikes were reported north of San Francisco alone early Monday.

At least one small grass fire was burning near Vacaville.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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