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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."