A.M. Brief: High Winds Bring Increased Fire Risk

October 26, 2020 by Brian Champlin
Palm Trees Beverly Blvd
Palm trees on Beverly Blvd. Photo credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

High winds, low humidity, possible power shutoffs, and big-time fire warnings. But hey, at least the Dodgers are just one game away from winning the World Series! Here is your Monday morning rundown.

Morning News Rundown

The National Weather Service says strong Santa Ana winds combined with low humidity bring an increased fire risk across Los Angeles and Ventura counties through at least Tuesday. Gusts of 60-80 miles per hour winds are predicted in the mountains with the valleys seeing gusts from 50-60 miles per hour. Southern California Edison is warning customers of potential power shutoffs to reduce the risk of wildfires. [ABC 7]