CALIFORNIA – As the Santa Ana winds continue to sweep through the area, bringing along with it an increased risk for wildfires and prompting a Red Flag Warning for most of Southern California.

The Red Flag Warning was extended for parts of Ventura and Los Angeles counties through 6 p.m. Friday. 



Red Flag Warnings are implemented by the National Weather Service when the weather conditions are poised to develop extreme fire behavior, which has the potential to threaten lives and properties.

Combining strong winds with low humidity creates the perfect recipe for igniting a wildfire.