SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15 (UPI) — Critical fire conditions were prevalent in California’s Inland Empire and San Diego County Sunday, officials said.
The National Weather Service was expected to issue red flag warnings for the area with wind gusts of more than 35 mph likely to blow through the Cajon Pass and the Santa Ana mountains and then spread throughout the area, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Coupled with the high winds, air humidity was also expected to be exceptionally low, reaching to below 10 percent, the newspaper said.
Fire watches further north in Los Angeles and Ventura counties were canceled Sunday afternoon, the Times said.
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