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Red flag conditions ahead for Southern California amid several wildfires

Red flag conditions ahead for Southern California amid several wildfires

A short respite from triple-digit heat allowed crews battling several wildfires in Southern California to block the flames from destroying homes this week, but dangerous red flag fire conditions have returned, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

Temperatures in the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara county mountains and valleys were expected to hover in the 90s Thursday, but they could climb into the 100s by the weekend while coinciding with a drop in humidity and strong wind gusts, NWS meteorologist Todd Hall said.

A red flag warning — meaning weather conditions are prime for a fast-moving, destructive wildfire — was in effect for the those...

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