Firefighters trying to contain blazes raging in SouthernCalifornia won't get much relief from the weather this weekend,according to BloombergNews.

Dry and warm Santa Ana winds blowing in from the desert areforecast to gust between 30 to 50 miles (48 to 80 kilometers) perhour through Sunday, the National WeatherService said.

Red flag warnings — meaning a heightened risk ofwildfires — have been posted for much of Los Angeles andVentura counties through Sunday, according to the weatherservice.

'Very volatile situation'

Fires fanned by strong winds have charred hundreds of thousandsof acres, burned hundreds of homes, shut major freeways and closedschools throughout Southern California this week. Lower winds onFriday have allowed crews to make progress in containing some ofthe conflagrations, said Scott McLean, a spokesman for theCaliforniaDepartment of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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