LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect until Monday afternoon for most Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the high risk of wildfires caused by dry Santa Ana winds.
Smoke from a 16-acre wildfire that sparked on November 21, 2021, in Riverside, California. (CBSLA)
Red Flag Alert entered into force on Sunday morning. It is scheduled to end at 15:00 on Monday. High winds, combined with low humidity and high temperatures, result in wildfire conditions.
“Any new fire ignition will have the risk of rapid fire propagation, long range detection and excessive fire behavior, especially when considering dry fuels,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.
Winds are expected to be less severe than on Sunday, when they peak at between 35 and 55 miles per hour.
Late Sunday morning, an all-terrain vehicle accident Believed to have caused a 16-acre wildfire He threatened a neighborhood in Riverside. According to the Riverside Fire Department, the vehicle collided with a private property where mulch was stored, precipitating the fire.
A light pole crashes into a car at a Ford dealership in Westlake Village, California. November 21, 2021. (CBSLA)
Two light poles hit two parked cars at a Ford dealership in Westlake Village on Sunday night. It occurred at the 3800 block of Thousand Oaks Avenue. It is unclear whether the windy conditions caused the poles to fall. There was no injury.
Meanwhile, stormy conditions could prompt Southern California Edison to issue precautionary public safety blackouts to large areas of its coverage area. Shutdown measures are designed to prevent charged power lines from sparking wildfires that have occurred several times in California.
More than 2,500 SCE customers were assessed for power outages starting 6am in LA and Ventura counties. 177 customers, 125 of them in San Bernardino County, were under precautionary power outages.
Another round of Santa Ana winds is expected to arrive Wednesday. The fire weather watch will go into effect at 10:00 am on Wednesday morning and will remain in place until 6:00 pm on Friday.