Red Flag Fire Warnings Extended Through Wednesday in L.A. Area

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Red flag fire warnings have been extended through Wednesday afternoon for Ventura County and mountain areas of Los Angeles County.

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A red flag fire warning sign, advising hot and dry weather conditions, was posted in Pasadena. (Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press)

Dry easterly winds, coupled with low relative humidity, are expected to blow across the two counties through 3 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Red flag warnings signal extreme wildland fire danger. The warnings were initially issued through Tuesday evening, but they were extended because of a dry air mass persisting across the region.

“If fire ignition occurs,” the weather service said in a statement, “there could be rapid spread of wildfire that would lead to a threat of life and property.”

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