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Temperatures heating up through next week in Grass Valley

Temperatures in Grass Valley are expected to heat up this weekend with highs in the low to mid 90’s and will likely continue rising through next week, according to the National Weather Service.

A high of 99 is predicted for Wednesday, the hottest day in the forecast, and a mild cooling trend is expected to begin Thursday.

The National Weather Service recommends drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcoholic beverages and staying hydrated during the hot weather. People working outdoors are encouraged to take frequent breaks and stay in the shade whenever possible.

The Bureau of Land Management announced Friday it is temporarily increasing fire restrictions for public lands to “Stage 2.” Those restrictions include forbidding campfires, barbecue grills, open fires, motorized vehicle use off established roads or trails, shooting except for the purpose of hunting, smoking in non-designated areas, fireworks, explosives, and operating tools powered by internal combustion engines, among others. Portable stove use is allowed with a California campfire permit.

“In partnership with our fellow California federal, state, and local wildland fire prevention agencies, we are taking this extra precaution to help protect America’s public lands during this period of extreme fire danger,” said acting Field Manager James Eicher, at BLM Mother Lode Field Office. “The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive, so we all have to do our part to prevent wildland fires.”

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company reminds its customers that there are ways to save money on energy bills during hot weather. The company recommends sealing air leaks that allow cooled air to escape from homes, raising temperatures on thermostats, turning off air conditioning when leaving the home, improving shading for windows, maintaining air conditioning systems and checking air filters once a month.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email mpera@theunion.com or call 530-477-4231.

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