Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Heightened Fire Danger For Central, South Coast; Ventura County Especially At Risk

The Thomas Fire near Faria Beach in December, 2017

We are getting a break Wednesday in potentially dangerous wind conditions for the Central and South Coasts, but things could be rough for parts of the region Thursday and Friday. Meteorologists say we will see increased brush fire danger in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. But, the biggest concern is for Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties.

There’s a Red Flag Warning for both of those counties Thursday and Friday, with wind from 40 to 60 miles an hour possible in the mountains. The humidity could drop below 10%.

Wind in the 20 to 40 mile an hour range is predicted in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. It’s not enough to trigger a Red Flag Warning, but there is still increased brush fire potential.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
Related Stories