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Dry lightning prompts brush-fire warning

September 23, 2011 | 11:56 am


Fire season began in Southern California Friday with a red-flag warning as well as reports of rain and dry lightning.

The National Weather Service said there was a 20% chance of rain in the L.A. basin Friday and a 30% chance of rain in the Antelope Valley.

Officials issued a red-flag brush fire warning for the Santa Monica Mountains, Antelope Valley and mountains in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, where thunderstorms could produce dry lightning.

The warning lasts through Friday night.


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Image: National Weather Service