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Santa Ana Winds, Fire Danger Advisory in Effect Through Tuesday

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A wind advisory is in effect for the mountains of Los Angeles County until noon Tuesday with gusts potentially reaching 50 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

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The risk of fire will be elevated through Wednesday, according to the weather service. (Credit: MultimediosHD)

Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to create dangerous fire conditions throughout Southern California, weather officials said.

A red flag warning was issued through 6 p.m. Tuesday, said Bonnie Bartling, a meteorologist with the weather service in Oxnard.

“Because the humidities are going to be down quite a bit and we’re going to have offshores, we are always concerned about fire potential,” she said.

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