UPDATE: As of 5 p.m., April 30, there are 18,628 customers in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino experiencing service interruptions due to wind. Riverside County is the hardest hit region with about 10,969 customers without power.
Santa Ana winds and high temperatures have resulted in a fast-moving fire above Rancho Cucamonga in the San Bernardino National Forest that has so far burned 800-plus acres.
Southern California Edison (SCE) currently has no power outages due to the fire, although additional crews are ready to respond and are currently on standby.
“SCE would like to remind its customers to never touch or approach a downed power line and call 911 immediately,” said Steve Conroy, SCE director of Corporate Communications.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for the Southland till May 1. Santa Ana winds that are as high as 80 miles per hour have resulted in 90 degree-plus temperatures in some areas.
The Etiwanda fire has not impacted electric service at this time. However, the weather conditions in the Southland have resulted in a number of outages. As of noon today, 27,500 customers in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino are experiencing service interruptions, due to the wind. SCE customers may experience some power outages, some for an extended period of time, due to the current Red Flag Warnings.