Santa Monica Fire Station in effect

SANTA MONICA, CA – Santa Monica residents were warned Wednesday to watch out for fires as gusty winds and low humidity hit the Los Angeles County area.

The fire weather warning was issued from Wednesday to Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Fire weather monitoring indicates that critical fire weather conditions are being forecast.

“If a fire breaks out, the conditions are favorable for extreme fire behavior that would threaten life and property,” reports the NWS.

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Santa Ana winds are expected to form over most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the agency said. Wind gusts are expected to reach 30 and 45 miles per hour. Warm, dry air is likely, with humidity dropping below 10 percent in much of the area.

People are advised to pay attention to upcoming predictions and possible warnings.

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“This is the time to look into putting together your emergency kit and knowing your evacuation route,” officials said.

Learn more about how to prepare for an emergency. Check out tips on creating an evacuation plan and what to include in your family’s emergency kit by using the Ready! Set! Go! Download the LA County Fire Department. Personal action plan for forest fires at fire.lacounty.gov/rsg.

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Santa Monica Fire Station in effect

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