Southern California awoke this morning to Santa Ana winds gusting up to 60 m.p.h. grounding fire fighter helicopters. The winds swept the wildfire across 2,000 acres and closed the Foothill Freeway in both directions over three-miles. The California Highway Patrol and the fire department has reported the roaring blaze jumped a fire line early Monday morning in eastern San Fernando Valley at Lopez Canyon. The fire began on Sunday and 1,200 people have already been evacuated. Southern California is under a fire weather watch through Tuesday.
Breaking news reporter: Heather L. Ryan, JusticeNewsFlash.com