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Gusty winds are abating for area

SIXTY-FIVE firefighters knocked down the roof blaze at this strip mall in the 2300 block of 1st Street in Santa Ana at 3:15 a.m. Friday (OCFA photo).

The strongest of the gusty winds that lashed west Orange County appeared to be mostly lowing themselves out by Friday night.

According to the National Weather Service, winds in the cities of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster can expect to be no stronger than 18 miles an over, tapering off to less than 10 miles the weekend and coming week.

There have been no major fires reported in those cities despite the high winds. However a strip mall in Santa Ana was hit by a roof fire early Friday morning.

Other part of the county and the state have been less fortunate, and some local fire-fighting units have been dispatched to battle fires in the Thousand Oaks area, and even to the blaze that ravaged the city of Paradise in northern California.

Here’s the city-by-city weekend weather breakdown.

  • Garden Grove and Stanton: Low 80s during the day, high 50s at night. Winds up to 10 miles and hour.
  • Huntington Beach: Mid-70s high, low 50s at night. Winds up to 15 miles and hour.
  • Westminster: Upper-70s high, mid 50s at night. Winds up to 14 miles an hour.

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