State fire officials say they’re expected to beef up staffing in Southern California and up north for the upcoming week amid forecasts for dry lightning and strong winds.
Expect even warmer weather Thursday with temperatures on average up 15 to 20 degrees above the seasonal norms.
Expect a very warm, windy and dry day Wednesday with temperatures in the upper 80s.
California is at a “tipping point,” say leading climatologists, as a historic drought enters its fourth year with no end in sight.
Angelenos were being warned Tuesday of a potentially dangerous rattlesnake infestation across the Southland.
The Pine Fire was first reported at 1:20 p.m. Friday.
There will be some slight warming on Monday.
California winemakers are worried about the statewide drought conditions.
In a large swath of California, 2013 is closing out as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs.
Firefighters are going door-to-door in Los Angeles County to ensure homeowners take care of any dry vegetation that could spark wildfires.
Santa Ana winds are forecast to keep Southern California dry and warm through the coming work week.