Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this morning issued an executive order directing state agencies to provide additional resources to fight wildfires throughout California. The governor said dry conditions, combined with a cold winter that killed vegetation, have created an “increased risk of catastrophic wildfires” that “threatens the lives, property and economic well-being of the people of the state.” He ordered the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to mobilize additional personnel and equipment, along with other agencies such as the California National Guard and the Department of Corrections, to work together with local and federal agencies, other states and the government of Mexico to fight the fires. The governor’s order also included deploying additional fire safety inspectors, more staffing at Emergency Command Centers, assigning a Supertanker aircraft, and support quick efforts to address the bark beetle infestation that is killing off trees and leaving them more vulnerable to fire. The move came as officials said Los Angeles-area red-flag warnings will remain in effect through Thursday as hot temperatures and low humidity spur concerns about high fire danger. Conditions are expected to be especially hazardous at elevations over 800 feet, where humidity is expected to drop into the single digits. Temperatures are expected to top 90 in the inland areas. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!