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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Burn Areas

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The National Weather Service this morning issued a flash flood watch for several areas that have burned over the last year from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles. "A strong Pacific storm system moving into Central and Southern California will bring the threat of heavy rain," an alert stated. Up to four inches are expected in many areas.

The watch begins at 8 a.m. for burn areas in Santa Barbara County where fires such as the La Brea, Gap, Tea and Jesusita Fires burned. It remains in effect until at least tomorrow morning.

In Ventura County where the recent Guiberson Fire and last year's Sesnon Fire hit, the flash flood watch begins at noon lasting until tomorrow afternoon.

The watch begins this evening in Los Angeles County, lasting until at least tomorrow afternoon. Residents living below burn areas of the Station, Morris, Sesnon, Sayre, Marek, Santa Anita and Big Horn fires are urged to take note and prepare.