Saturday, September 25, 2021
Urgent Fire Weather Message – Red Flag Warning
By Sentinel News Service
Published October 9, 2019

The National Weather Service has announced that a moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event will bring widespread critical fire weather conditions to Los Angeles County beginning early Thursday morning and continuing through Friday evening, possibly into Saturday. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can lead to the increased possibility of a wildfire event.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services have pre-positioned additional firefighters and equipment in areas identified as having elevated risk of wind-driven wildfires. Residents are reminded that 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity and are asked to call 9-1-1 at the first sign of smoke or fire.

For steps on how to prepare and safely evacuate well ahead of a wildfire, please visit our website at to download a copy of our Ready! Set! Go! guide.


For additional information on how to prepare for potential fire activity and methods of hardening your home against wind-driven wildfires, please contact Fire Captain Tony Imbrenda, Public Information Office, at (323) 881-2413.

Categories: Local | Safety
Tags: | | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!

Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
88 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.

Black Fact of the Day

Photo of the Day


LA Sentinel
in your pocket:


LA Watts Times

© 2021 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »