The Los Angeles County Fire Department has received notification from the National Weather Service that predicted weather conditions constitute a "Red Flag Warning". High temperatures and very low humidity can be expected for the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles County effective immediately through Saturday morning. The predicted weather combined with the extremely dry fuel, amount to a high fire danger in Los Angeles County. Consequently, citizens in brush areas should take appropriate precautions. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Report any sign of smoke immediately to your local fire department by dialing 911 (If you dial 911 from your cellular phone, you MUST know your location)
- Use extreme caution when operating spark or flame producing machinery in hazardous grass or brush areas.
- Have an evacuation plan in place and identify two exit routes from your neighborhood. If you are asked to evacuate by fire or police officials, do so immediately.
- Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to law enforcement.
You may obtain wildfire safety tips at our website, www.lacofd.org. Red Flag Warning Duration: Effective immediately through July 15, 2006 0800hrs.