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Strong winds and dry conditions prompted officials to issue red flag warnings across Southern California this weekend.

Critical fire conditions were expected to last through 6 p.m. Sunday for much of the region, according to the National Weather Service.

Trees-in-WindThe Los Angeles County Fire Department and the city of LA fire department increased deployments through Sunday morning.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department also has extra personnel in place all weekend including “two hand crews and a dozer at the top of the Cajon Pass,” according to Battalion Chief Rick McClintock.

Over the past 24 hours, at least ten brush fires were reported in San Bernardino County.

Most of the fires were caused by tossed cigarettes, McClintock said.