Written by AARON CASTREJON
REGION - With low humidity and predicted strong winds forecast for the next few days, authorities have closed portions of local mountain areas.
The gates to Chantry Flats and Bailey Canyon Park were closed Wednesday night at 8 p.m. and are not scheduled to reopen until Saturday, October 12 at 6 a.m. Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road, which closed at 3 p.m. Wednesday, are scheduled to reopen October 12 at 10 a.m.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the majority of Los Angeles and Ventura counties from 3 a.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.
Critical fire weather conditions will plague the area with humidity in the 3 to 10 percent range and wind gusts from 45 to 55 miles per hour in the valleys and coastal areas, according to the National Weather Service.
There is the potential for rapid fire growth and extreme fire behavior, the NWS said.
Affected Areas Will Be Closed Until Saturday Morning. CLICK TO READ MORE