Forecasters are warning of an onslaught of gusty, dry conditions that have raised fire danger in swaths of Southern California.
A partial shutdown of the federal government is not expected to affect fire response times during red flag conditions in Southern California, according to a report Thursday.
Fire officials on Monday braced for a last gasp of summer-like heat amid a red flag warning for much of the Southland.
Nearly 200,000 customers are without electricity as violent winds continue to whip the Southland.
A red flag warning will be in effect across the Southland Wednesday due to high winds and low humidity levels.