NEWS ALERT-- 14 January 2009
Red Flag Alert Continues for Malibu Mountains—Wildfire Danger Remains Extremely High
What is now one of the longest duration Santa Ana wind events on record is expected to continue for its second week and last through Sunday, if not into next week, according to the National Weather Service.
Los Angeles County fire officials express ongoing concern about the local wildfire danger. They have deployed extra personnel and equipment throughout the Malibu area and surrounding communities as a precaution because of strong winds, high temperatures and low humidity.
The watchword for all Malibuites at this time is alertness to any sign of fire or suspicious activity of a fire related nature. Officials say it is better to err on the side of caution and report a concern at 9-1-1 immediately.