County issues red flag fire warning

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has issued a red flag warning over the next two weeks as strong northeast winds are expected to roll into the region.

 The warning starts at 10 p.m. tonight and lasts until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. The department cautions that brush areas, mountains and canyons are especially susceptible to fire danger during this time.

Residents near brush areas are being asked to report smoke immediately to a local fire department and have an evacuation plan in place.

For more information, call (323) 881-2413 or go to www.fire.lacounty.gov.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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