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Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California
Santa Ana winds increase fire danger in parts of Southern California

Fire officials remained on high alert Sunday as strong Santa Ana winds continued to pose serious wildfire threats across Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Red flag warnings were issued throughout the region as more dry and windy weather was expected Monday. "Fire folks are very nervous and they should be," said Bill Patzert, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist. "Things can easily get out of control." By Sunday afternoon, winds had shifted northeast, prompting gusts of 55 to 65 mph in the San Gabriel mountains. The Newhall Pass and Camp Nine areas had also experienced gusts of 50 to 60 mph, said Scott Sukup, meteorologist...

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