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MALIBU—From Wednesday, December 23 through Thursday, December 24, a fire weather watch will be in effect in Malibu. In addition to Malibu, the fire watch stretches into most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
The Red Flag warning will be in effect to oversee the Los Angeles County Mountains, the Angeles National Forest, Santa Monica Mountains and parts of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley.
The National Weather Service indicated the winds are reaching 50-60 mph within the mountains and 55 mph on the coast, followed by low humidity rates can create dangerous fire conditions.
Late Wednesday morning relative humidity is expected to drop to 15 percent, then fall anywhere between 3 to 10 percent. Currently, humidity levels in the Santa Monica mountains are at 7 to 12 percent.
With the potential of high winds, Southern California Edison will contact those individuals directly, to notify them there power could be shut off. The power outage will be to prevent electrical line damage by the gusty winds which could potentially spark wildfires. Customers have the opportunity to see if there power will be off by visiting the utility’s website at www.sce.com/psps.
Southern California Edison recently rescinded a possible public safety power shutoff located in Malibu on Monday, December 21, but dangerous fire conditions could still take place.
Earlier in the month, a Red Flag warning in Pointe Dume led to power being lost twice along huge portions of Ventura County.