Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


This is Wildfire Weather

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

The heavy wind in the Valley from last night has spread a bit more throughout the city causing more concern from the National Weather Service that today's mix of winds, humidity and heat are conducive to wildfires. A red flag warning for the area has been called, but Los Angeles officials have not called a local redflag that affects parking in hillside communities. ALSO: A new study finds that wildfires have another negative effect: they cause "spikes in ground-level ozone, a lung irritant, that can occur far from the fire itself... In the upper atmosphere [the ozone] protects against harmful ultraviolet rays, but near the surface it can aggravate athsma and other lung conditions."