The hot weather means fire danger across the Bay Area is at a high.
In Contra Costa County, firefighters on Wednesday were building a line of defense in the event of a big fire.
Firefighters hope the North Orinda shaded fuel break, which stretches from Tilden Park in Berkeley all the way to Lafayette, will create a line of defense and give them a fighting chance to save homes if a wind-fueled breaks out.
NBC Bay Area’s Jodi Hernandez has more in the video report above.
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