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Red Flag Warning in Effect Until 4 p.m. Today

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties for today until 4 p.m. They caution that "Santa Ana winds with gusts up to as high as 70 mph will occur through and below many passes and canyons of Ventura and Los Angeles County through this afternoon. At the same time...humidity levels will remain low with poor nighttime recovery. In addition...warm temperatures in the 80s and 90s will continue. As a result...critical fire weather conditions exist. The mixture of strong winds...low humidities...warm temperatures and very dry fuels will continue to bring a high fire danger through this afternoon across nearly all of Ventura and Los Angeles County."