Sylmar, Montecito fires are evidence of fierce weather conditions.
Santa Clarita, along with most of the Southern
California area, is under a red flag warning through Sunday.
Red flag warnings are issued by the National Weather Service
and signal prime conditions for a wildfire.
Like usual, our warnings stem from a potentially dangerous
mix of high Santa Ana winds, low
humidity and high heat. Santa Clarita is predicted to have temperatures in the
mid 80’s over the weekend, although other areas in the southland could reach
The warnings took effect Friday morning while areas to the
west of us, like Montecito, were under red flag warnings yesterday. At
At 10:30 p.m. Friday evening, a gigantic fire broke out in Sylmar. Learn the latest details about this fire by clicking here.
6:00 p.m. last night, the Tea Fire broke out in
Montecito and has since burned 2,500 acres, destroyed 100 homes and is still
Similar conditions also fueled two major fires just south of
Santa Clarita exactly one month ago. The Sesnon and Marek combined burned
nearly 19,000 acres in Sylmar and Porter Ranch.
During red flag warnings, fire crews stand on high alert and
extra positions are staffed.