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High Winds and Low Humidity Create the Perfect Conditions For Fire to Spread

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Weather experts have issued a red-flag this weekend, warning that high winds and low humidity today could create the perfect conditions for a fire to spread.

A red flag warning has been issued from 2 am tomorrow morning until 6 pm Sunday evening in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, according to the National Weather Service. Offshore northeast winds are expected to kick up in the hills and mountains of Malibu and Hollywood tonight, while humidity drops down to 10 and 15 percent. Gusts could reach up to 40 mph.

"If fire ignition occurs there could be the potential for large fire growth with rapid fire spread...which could lead to a threat to life and property," the forecast reads.