The National Weather Service in Reno has issued Red Flag Warnings for northern Washoe County and northeast California, that will go from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Areas also include Reno, Carson City, and the Sierra Front stretching down to the Mammoth Lakes area, will all have high fire danger. 

Avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as four wheeling, yard work, target shooting, or campfires. 

The combination of gusty winds 15-30mph, and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. 

For the latest updates and preparedness tips visit livingwithfire.info or weather.gov/reno.

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(National Weather Service contributed to this report.)