Red flag warnings extended as fire danger persists in Southern California – Orange County Register
A horse stall is engulfed in flames Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in the Creek fire, which burned about 11,000 acres in the Kagel Canyon area above Sylmar. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Within minutes on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, a home on Hillrose Street in Sunland burns to the ground in the Creek fire. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
An LA County firefighter attacks a fully involved home Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on Hillrose Street in Sunland as the fight against the Creek fire continues. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Firefighters battle the Rye Fire from the air and the ground near Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
The remains of a home destroyed by the Creek fire burn Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, on the 11500 block of Cassara Avenue in Lake View Terrace. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
A burned out car sits next to a destroyed structure on Wentworth St. near the Shadow Hills neighborhood as the Creek Fire burns near Sunland on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Mariglo Esherick, 44, contemplates her loss as fire crews pour water on the smoldering embers that are all that remain of her home on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at 763 Via Arroyo in Ventura. Esherick, a single mother of 4, stood in her sandals, wearing the only clothes she now owns. Over 150 structures were burned by the wind-whipped flames in the Thomas fire. (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Firefighters work to clean up a mound of burned cardboard from the side of the southbound 15 Freeway near the Glen Helen Parkway exit in Devore on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. A flatbed trailer loaded with bundled cardboard caught fire Tuesday afternoon, sending flaming paper rolling downhill that ended up burning a couple of acres of vegetation. (Photo courtesy of San Bernardino National Forest)
LOS ANGELES — Large sections of Southern California today remained under red flag warnings, signifying a high risk of wildfires because of powerful Santa Ana winds and low humidity levels.
The warnings were initially scheduled to expire Thursday night but were extended Tuesday and are now scheduled to be in force until Friday night.
The National Weather Service said the wind would weaken by 10 to 20 miles per hour today but would regain strength tonight. After that, gusts of 45 to 65 mph will be…