Thanksgiving brings strong winds, power shutoffs, fire danger

Thanksgiving brings strong winds, power shutoffs, fire danger

Thanksgiving brings strong winds, power shutoffs and fire danger Southern California was buffeted by gusty Santa Ana winds on Thanksgiving Day, creating fire danger and causing tens of thousands to lose power. Wind gusts topped 70 mph overnight Wednesday in some mountain and hillside areas, causing some downed trees. The forecast A red flag warning went into effect at 10 a.m. Wednesday for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. It will last through 6 p.m. Friday, as gusty northeast winds and bone-dry air bring the potential for critical fire weather in the region, according to the National Weather Service. On Thursday afternoon, authorities in San Diego County issued an evacuation warning for some residents in the City of Santee as firefighters battled a brush fire. John W. Minto, mayor …
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