Wildfire Risk High Due to Strong Santa Ana Winds

Ameera Butt
December 16, 2019 - 8:15 am

The risk of potential wildfires is up Monday morning as blustery Santa Anta winds continue to blow through Southern California.

The National Weather Service has indicated there is a high wind advisory through 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

LA Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey tells KNX the fire danger is on the rise:

"The wildfire danger has increased though we have had some recent rain and certainly we have had some sunshine. This increase in winds has brought the wildfire danger to the rating of high so we ask people to be especially careful with heat sparks and flames," he said.

According to NWS, there will be gusty winds of 45 to 55 miles per hour in the LA/Ventura Mountains, 35 to 45 miles per hour gust winds in LA/Ventura Coast and Valley's with the strongest winds being Monday night to Tuesday.

NWS warns of downed trees, power outages, and elevated fire danger.