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Hotter Temps Mean Higher Chance of Brush Fires, Officials Warn

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A brush fire threatened homes last weekend in the SCV (Photo by Eric B. Shanks via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Even with our summer of cool temperatures there have still been a number of brush fires sparking up all over Southern California. Today, however, with the arrival of a surge in hot weather, officials are reminding us of the imminent threat of fire, according to LA Now."On Sunday and Monday the combination of hot temperatures and dry conditions will bring heightened fire weather concerns to interior sections of Southern California," cautions the National Weather Service. Mountainous areas like Angeles National Forest and the Antelope Valley are already on alert for brush fire conditions, and are hoping visitors and residents alike take heed if using anything that might spark a flame.

Though the dry weather should subside by mid-week, we may find that our arid summer has returned, just a couple of weeks ahead of the one-year anniversary of the massive Station Fire, which began on August 29th.