Meanwhile, red-flag warnings for fire danger remain in effect until Wednesday evening.
RED FLAG WARNING for high fire danger due to gusty winds & low humidity across many areas of California. http://t.co/F7TqyEa7tn— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) January 15, 2014
warning: red flag warning still in effect! 3 homes burned in Kimball Island brush fire near Antioch . http://t.co/LAVXO4X0Kj— Kristen Sze TV News (@abc7kristensze) January 15, 2014
The drought in California, in its fifth consecutive year, has created conditions that are ripe for wildfires. The National Interagency Fire Center predicts "above normal" fire potential through September for portions of California, Nevada and Idaho.