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Red Flag Warning Issued for Los Angeles, Ventura Counties Expires

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A red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for Los Angeles and Ventura counties expired at 10 a.m. Monday.

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An electronic sign warns motorists of gusty winds ahead. (Credit: Newspro)

Gusty winds and very low humidity levels prompted the warning, forecasters said.

Northeast winds between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts up to 40 mph, were present in many areas Sunday evening; however, the winds were expected to diminish Monday morning, according to the NWS.

Fire stations across Southern California upped their staffing due to the dry conditions and strong winds, which can increase the risk for fires.

On Sunday, a brush fire burned 15 acres in Santa Clarita, according to the L.A. County Fire Department. Last week, a fire in Simi Valley charred about 10 acres, fire officials said.