Strong winds fanned new fires in the Inland Empire on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee.
“This Santa Ana wind event will likely be the strongest we have seen so far this season,” according to the weather service.
In Long Beach, Mayor Robert Garcia said the LBFD was monitoring “sensitive sites” in Long Beach amid the fire-prone weather conditions.
President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires.
The Woolsey and Hill fires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties has led to unhealthy air quality in the Los Angeles region, including parts of Long Beach where a smoke advisory has been issued.
Los Angeles County fire Chief Daryl Osby said Saturday that firefighters told him they were working in the toughest, most extreme conditions they had seen in their lives on Friday night.