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Those Crazy Winds Caused 10 Brush Fires In The Past Day

Helicopters dropped water on the fast moving Equestrian Fire in Castaic, CA on June 8, 2020. (Courtesy L.A. County Fire Department via Twitter)
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Ten brush fires have broken out across Los Angeles County over the past day as strong, dry winds reaching up to 65 mph ripped through the region, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fires were mostly contained to a few acres, popping up in Elysian Park, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Lake View Terrace, and the Sepulveda Basin, among other spots. A fast-moving fire in Castaic was by far the largest, burning 86 acres.

It's not a typical situation for this time of year.

"Typically we're talking about June Gloom. Cool conditions along the coast," said Eric Boldt, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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"This is an unusual weather system."


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