The Santa Ana winds that buffeted the region and fanned a 1,000 acre wildfire burning out of control in the San Bernardino National Forest had subsided Wednesday night, but were expected to intensify early Thursday, the Weather Service said.
Gusts from 60 mph to 70 mph were expected in mountain areas of Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Record highs for Wednesday were set from the Central Coast to Southern California, including an 89-degree reading at
The high winds knocked out power lines that affected thousands of people in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, utility officials said.
The heavy winds whipped the
The cause was under investigation.