Due to the high temperatures and dry weather, the Los Angeles Fire Department declared a citwyide Red Flag Alert starting Tuesday morning, according to a release from the department. It's the first such alert in the city since May 2014.
"The predicted weather, combined with extremely dry fuel conditions will lead to extreme fire danger in the City's brush areas," the department said in the release.
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, vehicles in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones will be towed by the city. The restrictions will last for at least 24 hours, but could be extended — they will be re-evaluated by the Fire Department during the day Tuesday.
The Fire Department is asking those in those zones, along with keeping the affected streets clear of parked cars, to:
- Report any signs of smoke immediately by calling 911
- Use extreme caution when operating spark or flame producing machinery in grass or brush areas
- Have an evacuation plan in place and identify two exit routes from your area — if you are told to evacuate by fire or police officials, please do so immediately
- Report any suspicious activity to law enforcement