Powerful Santa Ana winds return to parts of Southern California

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Powerful Santa Ana winds returned to parts of Southern California Wednesday night and are expected to continue through the day Thursday.

Forecasters are calling for wind gusts around 55 mph for some Los Angeles County coastal and valley areas. Gusts could reach 75 mph in our local mountains, according to the National Weather Service.

High wind warnings have been issued for parts of Southern California, including the Inland Empire, where sustained winds of 35 mph are expected with gusts to 60 mph.

The wind warning will remain in effect until noon Thursday.

Gusty winds are being blamed for a big rig that overturned as it transitioned from the 15 Freeway to the 210 Freeway in Fontana early Thursday morning.

Another overturned big rig was spotted less than a mile away on the 210 Freeway.

Drivers were warned to be cautious when traveling through windy areas Thursday.

A fire that sparked at a home in the 10700 block of Tamarind Avenue in Bloomington spread to other homes before firefighters were able to douse the flames.

Neighbors say the strong winds in the area helped push the fire to the nearby homes.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

A big rig overturned amid strong winds in Fontana on Feb. 25, 2021. (Inlandnews)
A big rig overturned amid strong winds in Fontana on Feb. 25, 2021. (Inlandnews)

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