Santa Ana Winds Bring Threat of Inferno and Property Damage in Southern California

Santa Ana winds reportedly wreaked havoc across Southern California, contributing to the spread of active wildfires and causing property damage, as...

November 17, 2022
1:46 PM

Santa Ana winds reportedly wreaked havoc across Southern California, contributing to the spread of active wildfires and causing property damage, as well as bringing a threat of inferno in areas not yet affected by the ongoing blaze. The strong winds on Wednesday, November 16, lashed out in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties where it toppled semi-trucks and ignited a pallet yard in Fontana. Sometimes called as "devil winds," the term Santa Ana winds were derived from the Santa Ana canyon in California's Orange County, located south of Los Angeles and near the city of Santa Ana.

Louise Franco