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High Brush Fire Danger Returns For Parts Of Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

What’s predicted to be a moderate Santa Ana wind event could create high wildfire danger for parts of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties for the next few days.

Meteorologists say a dry offshore flow will mean wind in the 40 miles an hour range for much of Ventura County.  There’s Red Flag Warnings beginning at 6 Wednesday night for Ventura and Los Angeles County mountains, valleys, and coastal areas.  They’re expected to remain in place until this weekend.

The elevated brush fire danger means we could also see some public safety power shutoffs.  Nearly 58,000 Southern California Edison customers in Ventura County are in potential shutoff areas.  They include parts of Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru, and Ojai.

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.