CHICO, Calif. -

High winds combined with low humidity means the risk for fire has increased across Northern California, which has prompted red flag warnings across the region.

Butte County CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Rob Sonsteng said dry conditions are one thing, but it's when you combine them with high winds that the situation really gets dangerous.

"At 12 percent humidity up in the mountains, there's a greater chance of fires getting started, to have more spot fires along with the high winds that are going to spread them," said Sonsteng, who works out of Fire Station 44 in Chico.

Because of the higher possibility for a fire to grow quickly, CAL FIRE resources have been ramped up until those warnings expire at the end of the day Thursday.