“The fire started in Silverado Canyon, and helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are on the road,” Mayor Christina Shea told a news release. “The wind makes him move very fast.”
The videos released from the beginning show strong winds blowing the flames in a frenzy in burned areas.
Silverado Fire is coming as the state and the region are in great danger of fire from hot and dry weather. Nearly 34 million people are subject to red flag warnings in California and southwest, such as San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
In particular, extreme fire conditions of 3 out of 3 are located in the mountains outside of Los Angeles, where strong gusts of wind above the force of the hurricane are possible.
Dry conditions, low humidity and stormy weather have caused power outages and calls for preparedness as the fire season continues in California.
The National Weather Service said winds in Los Angeles and Ventura counties could bring gusts of up to 80 miles per hour in the highlands and warned of possible power outages, fire conditions and possible delays at local airports.
Utility Southern California Edison enforced a public security shutdown (PSPS) at 7:30 p.m. Monday to 3,677 customers in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino. Another 123,000 customers are under consideration for PSPS as Santa Ana winds blow through the area.
SCE has a total of 5 million customers and says power will be restored to affected accounts within 24 hours of the end of the wind.
CNN’s Dave Hennen contributed to this report.