Gusty Winds and Dry Conditions Have Firefighters on High Alert

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More gusty Santa Ana winds were expected Monday in parts of Southern California, prompting some fire departments to remain on high alert, officials said.


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A red flag warning remained in effect for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties until 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph were expected in the morning, prompting a wind advisory for the area, forecasters said.

Temperatures were expected to climb into the 70s, and humidity was likely to remain low, according to the Weather Service.

Because of the weather conditions, and increased fire danger, the Los Angeles Fire Department planned to bring in extra personnel, a spokesman said.