A red flag warning and high wind advisories are in effect in coastal Orange County until 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Red flag warnings are issued when the danger of fire is extreme, due to low humidity and high winds.
A brush fire in Bonita Canyon in nearby Newport Beach scorched about 35 acres Monday as Newport Beach and Costa Mesa firefighters battled for nearly two hours to contain the blaze.
Three helicopters helped douse the blaze, which started about 3:30 p.m., while firefighters from several cities raced to the canyon as Santa Ana winds powered the flames up the hillside. The blaze was contained about 5:15 p.m.