This is the 99.1 FM KBUU News for Saturday. Filed at 8 am PST.
– No fires in Malibu.
– Skirball Fire is essentially out.
- Thomas Fire a monster.
- Heavy super-smoke-smog may return this afternoon.
This is Malibu’s Only Local Daily News.
This is the Saturday morning edition of the news … for Saturday morning … from Radio Malibu …. 99-point-1 … KBUU News.
Good morning …. I’m Hans Laetz reporting.
No Fires Near Malibu Saturday Morning
NO FIRES OR CLOSURES IN MALIBU.
RED FLAG WARNINGS UP FOR MALIBU thru Sunday night.
Air is clearer this morning but coastal winds could bring more smoke-fog.
A huge loomup of smoke north of Ventura this morning is blowing SW out to sea, and will cool and then blow down the coast towards us.
A return of super-smoke-fog today is likely.
This will bring brief interludes of very heavy … nasty smoke.
Similar to yesterday …when it prompted several calls to 911 and some unwarranted severe worrying on the social media.
City officials put out a news release yesterday to caution Malibu residents about Pulse Point.
That is an internet app that allows the public to see 9-1-1 calls as they are dispatched.
The problem is … Pulse Point does not show that the calls are cancelled when and if a fire truck returns to station after finding a false alarm.
And that happens 95 percent of the time.
The city is asking the public not to assume that Pulse Point notifications are verified … because they are not.
An experienced hand at fire scanners will tell you … 95 percent of fire dispatches come up with minor incidents … not worthy of attention from the public.
Taking a look at local fires ….
SKIRBALL FIRE near 405 Bel Air: 50 percent contained, no active flames.
12 homes damaged, 6 homes destroyed.
Some evacuations lifted.
405 and Sunset Blvd open.
CREEK FIRE: The Creek Fire in the mountains northeast of the San Fernando Valley is now 80 percent contained.
THOMAS FIRE / SANTA BARBARA COUNTY: Moving north and west in Santa Barbara County. Evacuation warnings and orders have been issued for portions of Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County’s objective is to keep the fire south of Highway 150 and east of Highway 101.
THOMAS FIRE / VENTURA COUNTY::
The fire continues to threaten structures in various parts of the cities of Ventura, Ojai, Casitas Springs, Santa Paula, Carpinteriea, Fillmore and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County and Matilija Canyon. The fire is expected to spread towards Santa Barbara County, Sespe Wilderness and the Sespe Condor Sanctuary. A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect for the area. Mop-up continues in impacted city areas to support repopulation efforts. Firefighters continue to work
101 OPEN. 126 OPEN. 33 OPEN TO OJAI, CLOSED AT MATILIJA CANYON.
143,000 acres burned
Total incident personnel: 3,528
You are listening to the latest news … from Radio Malibu … 99-point-1 … KBUU.
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Red Flags: Coast To Get 45 MPH Santa Anas Late Tonite
…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY NORTHEAST WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER THE HILLS AND
CANYONS OF THE LOS ANGELES COAST AND SAN GABRIEL VALLEY…
* Winds…Periods of northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts
between 20 and 30 mph through Saturday, increasing to 15 to 25
mph with gusts between 30 and 40 mph by Sunday. Winds focused in
the hills and canyons.
* Relative Humidity…Daily minimum 5 to 10 percent with very
poor overnight recovery.
Weather for the Malibu.
Today … areas of heavy smoke.
Sunny with a high of ((( 79 ))) today on the beach … ((( 83 ))) in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Santa Ana winds gusting to ((( 35 ))) miles an hour … at times and in places … today.
Peak winds increase to 40 miles an hour this evening … and 45 miles an hour after midnight.
Sunset tonight is at ((( 4:43 ))).
After that ….
Areas of smoke.
Lows ((( 61 ))) at the beach … down to ((( 53 ))) in some canyons.
Tomorrow should be ((( windy in the morning. ))).
In the ocean … ((( 57 )))) in the water at Trancas Tower 14.
Waves are 3-4 feet high …. with a small blend of W/WNW swells and modest SSW pulse.
Surfing conditions are favorable … say the lifeguards.
Low tide at 8:08 this morning.
There’s a 4 point 7 foot high tide at 1:39.
Another low tide at 8:43.
Also .. at the Malibu Times website.
Breaking news always goes first on the radio … at F-M 99-point-1.
Our signal comes in from County Line all the way to Big Rock … with a couple of holes at Ralphs and Latigo.