MALIBU—The city of Malibu announced on its website that a Red Flag Warning was implemented for the Santa Monica Mountains area from 6:00 a.m. Sunday, October 22 until Wednesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.

The Red Flag Warning was extended through Wednesday because forecasts show lingering offshore winds and low humidities during that period. The duration, strength, and widespread nature of this Santa Ana wind event combined with the extreme heat and very dry fuels will bring the most dangerous fire weather conditions that Southwest California has seen in the past few years.

The city of Malibu advises residents to have a plan for protecting their family and home in the event of a wildfire. The Los Angeles County Fire Department has developed Ready, Set, Go!, a personal plan to help you take steps now to be prepared in the event of a wildfire or other natural disaster that threatens the safety of your family and property. Learn more at

Trancas Canyon Park is closed during Red Flag Warning conditions. For additional park information, contact (310) 317-1364.