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2008-10-13 09:00:05

Firefighters backed by water-dumping helicopters and planes gained ground Sunday on a wildfire that has destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of about 1,200 people in a rugged area 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The blaze has charred about 750 acres, also consuming a garage, several sheds and three motor homes, said Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Ron Haralson. No one was seriously injured. - The Associated Press gusting winds Powerful Santa Ana winds...

2005-11-18 13:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire whipped by hot Santa Ana winds raced through parched canyons near the Southern California coast on Friday and threatened expensive communities near the seaside city of Ventura. Thick black smoke billowed above the city in television images. But no injuries were reported and no houses had been destroyed. Dozens of residents packed their belongings into cars and streamed out of some neighborhoods even though authorities had not ordered evacuations. More than...

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The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

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