Weakened Santa Ana winds blew through Southern California Saturday after three days of heightened fire danger.
A red flag warning was set to expire 6 p.m. Saturday for the Los Angeles and Ventura county mountains, as well as Santa Clarita and Ventura valleys.
Winds were gusting at about 25 to 40 mph, with very low humidities, raising the risk of wildfires spreading rapidly if any blazes spark, according to the National Weather Service.
Southern California Edison shut off power to thousands of customers on Thanksgiving Day and Friday in a bid to prevent electrical equipment from igniting fires. Only a few dozen customers still had no power by Saturday morning and the utility was no longer considering additional “public safety power shutoffs.”
But the National Weather Service in Oxnard warned of “elevated to brief critical fire weather conditions” Sunday through Tuesday, with Ventura and L.A. counties predicted to see isolated red flag conditions.