City of Pasadena Issues Red Flag Warning and Parking Restrictions

PASADENA, Calif.—Acting Pasadena Fire Chief Anthony Bagan has directed the activation of Red Flag Parking Restrictions within the city. This alert is effective from noon on Tuesday, Jan. 19, through 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected. This, in combination with dry fuels, could create extreme fire danger and/or fire behavior. Please use caution with potential fire sources.

In order to allow for improved fire department access and resident evacuation, parking is restricted on posted narrow and/or winding roads within Pasadena’s urban-wildland interface areas. Extra fire patrols have been added to our Foothill areas. Additional information, including the complete list of streets with restricted parking, is available at

Now's the time to review your evacuation plans and make sure emergency kits are stocked with everything you need should you have to evacuate. See Los Angeles County Fire Department's Ready, Set, Go Guide for preparation tips.

If you haven't already, please register for the Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System (PLEAS) to receive voice, email and/or text emergency notifications. PLEAS messages are only sent in the event of imminent danger where action, such as evacuation, is required.

Once you've registered with PLEAS, we also recommend registering with the county's Alert LA County mass notification system.

Nixle is the primary notification system for the Pasadena Police Department. Register at to receive alerts by text message and/or email. You can also text your ZIP code to 888777 to opt in.

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