Santa Ana winds

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Santa Anas bring ‘most significant fire-weather threat’ in 5 years

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fierce Santa Ana winds gusting at more than 50 miles per hour swept much of Southern California today as humidity levels dipped sharply, drying out already bone-dry vegetation and confronting the […]


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Fire weather continues in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rising temperatures and gusting winds will combine to put the Southland under the threat of wildfires beginning tomorrow night, with forecasters saying fire conditions will continue into the weekend. The National […]


Firefighters carry a hose while battling a wildfire, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Southern California wildfire 25 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters launched a fleet of retardant-dropping airplanes Friday against Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, a blaze that experts say is part of an early siege of conflagrations in the state. Some […]


A firefighter battles a wildfire on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Silver Fire spreads, threatening hundreds of homes

CABAZON, Calif. (AP) — Susana Medrano stood in her front yard, mesmerized by the orange and red flames creeping along the wind-swept mountain ridge behind her home, and struggled to leave. Her children sat in […]


Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

Springs wildfire grows to 43 square miles

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — It’s big and unruly, but a wildfire about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles that scorched 43 square miles hasn’t destroyed any homes. Fifteen structures have been damaged. It broke out […]


A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

New evacuation ordered for Springs wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge Southern California wildfire have ordered new evacuations in a neighborhood overlooking canyons where flames are surging. The Ventura County Fire Department called Friday for residents to immediately […]


A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

Winds ease but Ventura County wildfire threat remains

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Santa Ana winds that sent a Southern California wildfire barreling to the sea have died but flames are still running through coastal canyons, threatening scattered homes and wilderness. Large-scale evacuations were […]


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Fire forces evacuation of campus, homes in SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds raged along the fringes of Southern California communities on Thursday, forcing evacuation of homes and a university while setting recreational vehicles ablaze. The […]


Wildfire erupts in windy SoCal

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – A wildfire near Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County has grown to 200 acres amid Santa Ana wind conditions and some evacuations have been ordered. U.S. Forest Service dispatcher Elizabeth […]


Santa Anas bring fire warning to SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Firefighters were on alert Friday as hot, dry Santa Ana winds brought a second day of high fire danger to Southern California. No problems were reported, but the National Weather Service […]


High winds bring red flag warnings in SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California has survived a windy night and now it’s facing a gustier threat from Santa Ana winds. The National Weather Service says northerly winds gusting to 40 mph in places […]


Response to Pasadena wind storms under fire

A local congressman held a panel discussion Thursday to find out why relief efforts took so long following the November windstorms. The windstorms knocked out power for more than 340,000 residents and caused millions of […]