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For First Time in 3 Years, Red Flag Parking Restrictions Will Be in Effect in LA

For the first time in three years, red flag parking restrictions will be in effect on Tuesday in the city of Los Angeles.

The restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. and remain in force for at least 24 hours, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It's the first time the LAFD has imposed the restrictions since May 2014.

The restrictions, enacted only during times of high fire danger, are aimed at ensuring emergency vehicles are able to navigate sometimes-narrow streets to respond to fires, and to ensure residents are able to safely evacuate neighborhoods.

Vehicles parked illegally in posted locations in "very high fire hazard severity zones" will be subject to towing, according to the LAFD.

Much of Southern California will be under a red flag warning of elevated wildfire conditions until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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