Monday, October 13, 2008

Santa Ana winds wind up S. California fires

Santa Ana winds are igniting and spreading fires in Southern California and are expected to gust until Wednesday evening.

The warm, dry winds seasonally blow from the inland region between October and February often causing damaging fires. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for Ventura and Los Angeles counties lasting until Wednesday night.




CBS News
Santa Ana winds ignite dormant wildfire in California
CNN International - 2 hours ago
... California (CNN) -- A fire that has burned more than 3500 acres in the Angeles National Forest flared up Monday with the arrival of strong Santa Ana ...
Video: Winds Whip Up SoCal Wildfire AssociatedPress
Wildfires burn homes, kill 1 in Los Angeles area The Associated Press

Firefighters battle blaze north of Los Angeles AFP



 Intense Santa Ana winds swept into Southern California on Monday morning and whipped up a 3,000-acre wildfire, forcing the closure of a major freeway and burning mobile homes and industrial buildings. (Oct. 13)Play
Winds whip up SoCal wildfire
AP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago


An airplane drops water on a brush fire in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. Intense Santa Ana winds swept into Southern California Monday morning and whipped up a 3,700-acre wildfire, burning mobile homes and industrial buildings and forcing the evacuation of eight patients from a nearby hospital. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) (AP/DAN STEINBERG)

Fire consumes a structure as fighters battle the blaze early Monday morning, Oct. 13, 2008, north of Los Angeles. Intense Santa Ana winds swept into Southern California and whipped up a 3,700-acre wildfire early Monday, burning mobile homes and industrial buildings and forcing the evacuation of eight patients from a nearby hospital. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows) (AP/Mike Meadows)

Three unidentified men evacuate a horse during a fast moving, wind driven brush fire in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. Intense Santa Ana winds swept into Southern California on Monday morning and whipped up a 3,000-acre wildfire, forcing the closure of a major freeway and burning mobile homes and industrial buildings. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg) (AP/DAN STEINBERG)

Vehicles burn early Monday morning, Oct. 13, 2008, north of Los Angeles after intense Santa Ana winds swept into Southern California and whipped up a 3,700-acre wildfire. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

Flames roar down hillsides early Monday morning, Oct. 13, 2008, north of Los Angeles after intense Santa Ana winds swept into Southern California and whipped up a 3,700-acre wildfire. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

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World stocks rising after tough week

Asian and European markets moved up Monday apparently buoyed by coordinated international efforts to support the banking and financial system.

Early trading on Wall Street also saw markets moving up sharply. Later in the week earning reports and government economic indicators will be released.


Boston Globe

Asian markets move higher on latest crisis measures
Channel News Asia, Singapore - 9 hours ago
HONG KONG: Asian stock markets moved broadly higher Monday after a week of massive losses, as investors reacted with guarded optimism to international ...
Video: Asian Markets Tumble During Friday Trading AssociatedPress
Dow Jones surges on relief at global bank bailout Telegraph.co.uk

Mixed signals from Asian markets as governments save banksAsiaNews.it



AFP

Stocks rise sharply after vows of new bank capital
International Herald Tribune, France - 50 minutes ago
European markets saw even bigger gains, with the German DAX index rising 8.8 percent and the CAC 40 in Paris up 7.2 percent. London's FTSE-100 rose 4.8 ...
Global shares surge as governments pump billions into banks AFP
European markets rise on bank support plan RTT News
Markets Warm to Euro Bailout Plan Truthdig

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