Fire Warning Issued for Southern California

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A red flag warning is in effect this weekend for Southern California.

The National Weather Service out of San Diego issued the fire warning from Saturday at 1 a.m. through Sunday at 6 p.m. for Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Winds between 15 to 25 mph are expected in those areas with gusts estimated between 35 and 50 mph, according to the warning.

A red flag warning means fires are likely to spread rapidly.

So the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will bring in an additional 15 engines from Northern California to support local resources in Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said.

Residents traveling through Southern California should stay connected to NBC 7 mobile apps for updates on conditions.

Winds will begin to subside Sunday evening, and humidity levels will rise early next week.

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