Southern California sees high fire danger amid dry winds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire danger remains high as dry, warm winds blow through Southern California. The National Weather Service says gusts on Sunday could top 60 mph (97 kph) in some parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Red flag warnings for critical fire weather conditions are in place in mountain, forest and valley areas until 10 p.m. Fire officials have deployed additional resources to be able to respond quickly in case blazes break out. The warning comes a little more than a week after a destructive fire broke out on the edge of Los Angeles, destroying at least 17 structures and damaging dozens more. Southern California Edison says it's monitoring conditions to determine whether preventive power shut-offs will be needed.
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