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Increased fire danger for county mountains expected Wednesday

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Strong gusty winds and low humidity will pose an increased risk of wildfire in the mountains of San Diego County on Wednesday, forecasters said.

The National Weather Service declared a fire weather watch from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

East winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of 60 mph, were likely in the local mountains, the Weather Service warned.

Elsewhere, a high wind warning - denoting a forecast of sustained wind speeds of 40 miles per hour, with gusts of 58 mph or greater - will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Santa Ana Mountains, which jut into northern San Diego County.

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