PASADENA ( — Parking restrictions in the city of Pasadena were lifted Monday even as officials warned of continuing fire danger from red flag conditions.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports the parking restrictions were put in place to allow firefighters quick access to potential hot spots.

Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells directed the activation of the parking restrictions in response to predictions made by the National Weather Service on Sunday, according to officials.

Under the restrictions, parking was limited on roads along areas abutting the foothills, on narrow winding streets, and on streets with intensive brush and tree growth.

As Tournament of Roses activities surrounding the Rose Bowl area ramp up, drivers were urged to be cognizant of parking restrictions around residential streets. Parking tickets will be issued and vehicles will be towed if necessary, officials said.

Even though gusty Santa Ana winds are dying off, National Weather Service Meteorologist Dave Bruno said the dry conditions will hang on for a while.

“For the next eight to 10 days, we don’t see any pattern changes,” Bruno said. “It still looks pretty dry.”

Temperatures throughout the Southland are expected to be generally be above average through next week, according to CBS2 Chief Meteorologist Josh Rubenstein.


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