The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo68° Clear

Thursday

Hi91° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo65° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi87° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo63° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi85° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo61° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi85° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Independence Day

Hi84° Sunny

Santa Ana winds fuel California wildfire

Send to Kindle
Print This

LOS ANGELES — Erratic Santa Ana winds whipped through an already hot, dry Southern California on Wednesday, which can only mean one thing: fire.

More than 1,600 homes were evacuated and several schools closed shortly after the Etiwanda fire broke out, spewing thick, dark smoke into the subdivisions below. The blaze quickly ballooned, fueled by wind gusts so strong — some upward of 80 mph — they kept low-flying firefighting aircraft grounded.

View my options or Sign in