After enduring days of wildfires, Southern California is braced for even stronger Santa Ana winds today that could spread the existing flames and drive new ones. Forecasters say the winds that have whipped flames in Ventura, Sylmar, Santa Clarita and beyond will reach their peak today, but a red flag warning will continue through Saturday. The dangerous conditions prompted the closure of 265 schools in neighborhoods affected by the wildfires in and near Los Angeles. “There will be no ability to fight fire in these kinds of winds,” says one Cal Fire official. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times Fire approaches the 101 Freeway along Solimar and Faria beaches north of Ventura.
Source: Los Angeles Times December 07, 2017 13:02 UTC