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Palm trees in strong winds. Photo via Pixabay.

With fire danger peaking due to gusting Santa Ana winds, red flag parking restrictions are in effect Tuesday in Los Angeles and Pasadena.

The restrictions in Pasadena took effect at 6 p.m. Monday. In Los Angeles they will take effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday and remain in force until further notice, according to the fire departments in both cities.

The restrictions, imposed only during times of high fire danger, are aimed at ensuring emergency vehicles are able to navigate sometimes narrow streets to respond to fires, and to ensure residents are able to safely evacuate neighborhoods.

Vehicles parked illegally in posted locations in “very high fire hazard severity zones” will be subject to towing, according to the LAFD.

The Pasadena Fire Department also warned that violators can be cited and/or towed.

Much of the region will be under a red flag warning signifying elevated wildfire conditions until Thursday night.

—City News Service

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