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Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California

Oct. 19, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters knocked down several small brushfires despite gusty Santa Ana winds blowing across parts of Southern California. Los Angeles County firefighters in Malibu stopped a fire at 3 acres (1.2 hectares) early Friday and a blaze near Santa Paula in Ventura County was held to about 2...

The Latest: Santa Ana winds to return to Southern California

Oct. 18, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a new round of Santa Ana winds forecast for Southern California (all times local): 2:17 p.m. The National Weather Service has upgraded planned fire weather watches to red flag warnings for a swath of Southern California ahead of a new round of Santa Ana winds. The service...

Santa Ana winds to raise Southern California fire danger

Oct. 18, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gusty, dry Santa Ana winds are expected to return to Southern California, but forecasters say they won't be as strong as the damaging blasts that hit early this week. The National Weather Service says fire weather watches will go into effect late Thursday night in some areas and more...

California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing

Oct. 16, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks. Warnings for critical...

The Latest: Thousands remain without power in California

Oct. 16, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on heavy winds in California that have created dangerous wildfire conditions (all times local): 8:45 a.m. About 20,000 Northern California utility customers don't have electricity for a second day after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power in a pre-emptive attempt to prevent...

The Latest: PG&E busy restoring power after wind cuts

Oct. 15, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on tens of thousands of people losing power in California because of wildfire danger (all times local): 8:15 p.m. California utilities are restoring electricity to tens of thousands of people after intentionally cutting their power because of concerns about high winds....

California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

Oct. 15, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action. The move came as strong winds swept California, knocking down trees...

The Latest: Utility shuts off power in California counties

Oct. 14, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Pacific Gas and Electric shutting off power to about 87,000 customers in parts of more than a dozen Northern California counties (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Pacific Gas and Electric says it will shut off power to about 87,000 customers in parts of more than a dozen...

California sees increased wildfire danger as winds whip up

Oct. 14, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wildfire danger is increasing as gusty winds blow through California. The National Weather Service says Sunday that the warm, dry air could drop humidity levels into the single digits. Warnings for increased fire risk have been issued across a swath of Northern California through Monday....

Possible power shut-off in Northern California counties

Oct. 14, 2018 3:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric says it may shut off power in parts of more than a dozen Northern California counties. The Los Angeles Times reports that the utility says the warning issued Saturday night was prompted by extreme fire weather conditions and strong winds expected Sunday. Red...