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Brush Fire Danger Continues In South Coast During This Heat Wave

The continuing heat wave, mixed with other weather conditions across the South Coast, is ripe for wild fire danger. Red flag warnings are in effect for Southern Santa Barbara County and the Ventura County mountains on Saturday.
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The continuing heat wave, mixed with other weather conditions across the South Coast, is ripe for wild fire danger.

Red flag warnings are in effect for Southern Santa Barbara County and the Ventura County mountains on Saturday.

Unemployment has grown on the Central and South Coasts, as well as statewide during the last month.

Ventura County’s jobless rate increased from 4.5% in May to 5.4% in June. In Santa Barbara County, the number of people also rose, going from 3.9% to 4.9% from May to June. And, in San Luis Obispo County, the numbers are also up, with unemployment rising from 3.5% to 4.5%.

The statewide unemployment numbers are also up. The percentage of people out of work in California rose from 5.2% in May, to 5.4% in June.

Eight people were treated for exposure to a chemical cloud following an accident at a Ventura County health club.

It happened just after 10 Friday morning, at Gold’s Gym on the 1300 block of East Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley. Captain Scott Dettorre, with the Ventura County Fire Department, says too much chlorine was apparently put into the pool. He says some of it bubbled to the surface, creating a gas cloud.

A controversial proposal to build a new power plant in Ventura County brought hundreds of people to a marathon meeting held by a state agency in Oxnard.

Members of the California Energy Commission heard about a staff report for NRG’s planned power plant at Mandalay Beach, in Oxnard, and took comments on it from environmental groups and the City of Oxnard, as well as from the public.

A heat wave is bringing high brush fire danger to the South Coast.

A Red Flag Alert is in place for the Ventura County, and Southern Santa Barbara County mountains, with extreme heat and gusty wind upping the potential for serious fires. The wind is expected to ease tomorrow, but temperatures will again be in the mid-90’s, to as high as 108 for some of our inland areas.

The high pressure responsible for the heat wave is expected to break down this weekend, with a return of the marine layer, and substantial cooling starting on Sunday.

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