Santa Ana Wind Brings a Warning for Fire Weather

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Alice Sung, Contributor

The wind in Santa Ana has brought prime conditions for fire weather. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Wind up to 65 mph in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties are expected to by the end of this week.” The wind could spread fire across California. Due to the wind, many people had their power turned off this week. The wind has affected people who are living in Orange County and other places.

According to The Washington Post, “The Bond Fire in Santiago Canyon, in Orange County, had spread to about 7,200 acres…” The fires have spread increasingly heavily. Dry plants, dry air, and strong winds contributed to the growth of the fires. The fires are not getting any better.

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles warned in a tweet that, “any spark could… blow up into large, destructive wildfire.” They urged residents living in high risk zones to prepare.

Hopefully everyone is safe during this time.