Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources As Dry Lightning Threat Triggers Red Flag Warnings


Updated: July 20, 2021


With Red Flag Warnings in effect Sunday, July 18 through Monday, July 19, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has prepositioned fire apparatus and personnel in various regions across the state to assist local resources in preparation for extreme fire conditions.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

Nevada County: 1 Dispatcher

The National Weather Service is forecasting a northerly surge of monsoonal moisture through Monday afternoon that will provide a favorable environment for thunderstorm development in certain areas of the state along with high fire danger. Red Flag Warnings have been issued due to the threat of dry lightning storms starting late Sunday morning and lasting through Monday afternoon.

Strong, gusty winds, low humidity, and higher than normal temperatures make fire danger high and create the potential for the rapid spread of fire. The public is urged to use caution when outdoors.

The Cal OES Warning Center and State Operations Center will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary.

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