A red flag warning was in effect Thursday for the mountains, valleys and coasts of L.A. and Ventura counties.
High heat, extremely low humidity and wind gusts reaching up to 40 mph to 50 mph were expected to create a high risk of wildfires, according to the National Weather Service.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded Thursday morning by pre-deploying extra firefighters at stations near areas with high-hazard brush.
Those stations include:
- 28 - Porter Ranch
- 71 - Bel Air, Beverly Glen, UCLA Campus
- 77 - Sun Valley, Shadow Hills, La Tuna Canyon
- 83 - Encino
- 84 - Woodland Hills
- 91 - Sylmar, N/E City of San Fernando
- 97 - Laurel Canyon & Mulholland Drive
- 99 - Beverly Glen and Mulholland Drive
- 106 - West Hills, Chatsworth Lake, Canoga Park
The department said red flag parking restrictions were not in place, however. These restrictions are enacted sometimes during high fire danger at critical access points such as narrow roads, hairpin turns and key intersections, to prevent emergency personnel from being delayed, according to the department.