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Fire Weather Watch Issued For North And East Bay Hills

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Flames burn behind the silhouette of a development.

The increased likelihood of fire comes from gusty winds that will peak Tuesday night, drying vegetation that could fuel the rapid spread of any fire that is started.

Northerly winds are expected at up to 25 mph with gusts of up to 40 mph, along with gusts up to 50 mph over the highest peaks.

The potential for a catastrophic wildfire in three Bay Area counties and 15 others in California means PG&E may shut off power to 48,000 customers starting Tuesday night. In the Bay Area about 2,100 customers in Napa County, about 50 customers in Solano County ,and about 250 customers in Sonoma County could lose power if the company goes ahead with its plan.

Power may be off until Wednesday afternoon, according to PG&E.

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.