High fire and wind warnings in Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials are urging Southern Californians to heed high fire and wind warnings over the next three days after a third year of especially dry conditions.
National Weather Service meteorologist David Sweet says Sunday that a red flag warning of low humidity and gusty northeast Santa Ana winds is in effect from 3 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Wednesday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Winds gusts in LA County's mountains and the Santa Monica Mountains could reach 60 mph and 50 mph in the valleys. A high wind warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through 3 p.m. Tuesday.
LA city fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says resources are being moved to high-danger areas. Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Brian Jordan says 40 additional firefighters have been deployed.