Red flag fire warnings over CA winds canceled as storm system dies down
Red Flag warnings for fire threat in Southern California were canceled on Friday due to Santa Ana winds decreasing, but forecasters said that dry conditions would persist into the weekend.
Southern California Edison’s website showed no remaining public safety power shutoffs.
California officials warned of an increase in wildfire dangers due to Santa Ana winds. However, those warnings were retracted Friday.
Electricity for thousands of customers in Riverside and Ventura counties was cut on Thanksgiving Day to prevent wildfires caused by wind damage to power lines and electrical infrastructure.
No major fires were reported during the latest Santa Ana wind event.
The most extreme gusts reached 99 miles per hour in mountains north of Los Angeles, and 88 miles per hour on a San Diego County peak, the National Weather Service said.
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