Firefighters Brace for More Red Flag Conditions

Sunday was expected to be hot and dry and will keep firefighters on alert for brush fires

A red flag warning remained in effect through 6 p.m. Sunday for parts of Southern California as high winds and dry heat combined to make for “tinderbox” conditions, forecasters said.

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The fire warning, which kicks in when strong winds, low humidity and high temps contribute to extreme fire behavior, was in effect for Orange County and the mountains and valleys of San Diego, and parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Gusty northeast to east Santa Ana winds were expected to weaken on Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures on Sunday were expected to hover in the mid to upper 80s at the beaches and hit the lower to mid 90s inland, forecasters said.

Firefighters got a scare on Saturday as they clamped down on small brush fires that broke out during a weekend when high winds and dry brush fueled fears of large-scale wildfires in Southern California.

Firefighters in San Diego, meanwhile, were battling a growing blaze near the Camp Pendleton Marine Base where evacuations were in effect.

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