Third Red Flag Warning in October Lifted on Thursday Evening

Published : Friday, November 1, 2019 | 6:35 AM

Pasadena fire officials said the Red Flag Warning raised over the City Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. expired at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Red Flag Warning was the third this month called by Fire Chief Bertral Washington as most of Los Angeles County experiences critical “fire weather” conditions, characterized by high winds and extremely low humidity, that could trigger wildfires.

In Pasadena, a Red Flag Warning means enforced parking restrictions mostly on narrow or winding roads in the City’s urban-wildland interface areas. The parking restrictions are enforced to allow for improved Fire Department access and resident evacuation in case of an actual fire.

Extra fire patrols have also been added to Pasadena’s Foothill areas as part of the enforcement.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning this week due to low humidity, dry brush and strong winds that are expected to continue up to Thursday evening in much of Southern California.

In parts of Los Angeles County near the Tick Fire zone, the NWS said the warning is in place through 6 p.m. Friday.

In an updated forecast discussion Thursday afternoon, the NWS said Santa Ana winds “will gradually decrease in strength tonight,” with the fire danger persisting for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties as dry conditions remain over the region.

“Cold temperatures overnight are expected tonight into the weekend, especially over the interior regions,” the NWS said.

From gusts of 30 to 50 miles per hour, winds are mostly below advisory levels now and speeds will be between 5 and 15 mph weaker by Friday, according to the NWS.

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