Wildfire risk high in valley

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning on fire danger for today and Wednesday in a wide area of Southern California, including the Santa Clarita Valley. The warning, in effect through Wednesday afternoon, means there is a grave threat of wildfires because of hot weather, low humidity, strong gusty winds and plenty of dry brush. Forecasters expect hot and dry winds up to 30 mph both days, with high temperatures in the upper 80s to mid-90s. In recent weeks, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has sent additional resources to the Santa Clarita area in case fire breaks out. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Santa Clarita has escaped major fires so far this season, with just a few small brush fires that were extinguished before any significant damage. But more than 50 inches of rain that fell on the region brought heavy growth of grasses that dried into fuel over the summer, fire officials said. Last year, some 39,000 acres burned in three brush fires in the area.last_img read more