Fire concerns are raised with every wind gust from the east on Monday after the the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning.
The warning was aimed especially at the inland and mountain areas of San Diego County through 6 p.m. on Tuesday. A red flag warning means critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or will be soon.
A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can create extreme fire growth potential. Extra firefighting aircraft were stationed at the Ramona Air Attack Base over the weekend.