California The Alisal fire caused evacuations, closures roads and Amtrak. And Your high winds make it hard to tame While thefirefighters were able to reach the top end of the blaze, other parts were inaccessible, Santa Barbara County Fire Department deputy commander Matt Ferris said Wednesday during a press conference . Containment remained at 5% on Wednesday. Read more We cannot go down the sides - east and west - because of the turbulence and the high wind speed, Ferris said. The threat of high winds led the utility company PG&E to issue a power outage warning for parts of 11 counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Kern, Lake, Napa, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama and Yolo. The company said the public safety power outage (PSPS) helps prevent wildfires from starting. br> Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Alisal 's fire burns near power lines on October 12 near Goleta, California . Hide caption 1 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the West Tanker drops retarder on forest fire on October 13 in Goleta. Hide caption 2 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the West An ash forest looms in the wake of the Windy Fire south of California Hot Springs on September 27. Hide caption 3on 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Operations Section Chief Jon Wallace watches the giant sequoia General Sherman in Sequoia National Park on September 22. The base of the tree, the largest in the world by volume, had been wrapped in an aluminum-based burn-resistant material to protect it from forest fires. Hide caption 5 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Firefighters spray water as flames from the Windy Fire move towards a road in Sequoia National Forest in California on Wednesday, September 22. Hide Caption 6 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the West t Firefighters battling the Windy Fire extinguished a localized fire in the Sequoia National Forest on September 19. Hide caption 7 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the area. 'West Windfire burns in the Trail of 100 Giants Grove in the Sequoia National Forest on September 19. Hide caption 8 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the area. 'West Helicopter drops water on KN complexP Fi new burn in Sequoia National Park on September 15. Hide Caption 9 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Flames at the KNP Complex Fire burns along a hill in Sequoia National Park on September 14. Hide caption 10 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West A helicopter flies over Wrights Lake while battling the Caldor Fire in the National Forest of 'Eldorado, California. Hide caption 14 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the West Embers burst from a tree as the Caldor Fire burns along Highway 50 in California's Eldorado National Forest. Hide caption 15 of 81 Photos: The bonfiresAnd Rage Out West Jason Marone of the Roseville Fire Department waters a hot spot in Meyers, Calif. on August 31. Hide caption 17 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the West A tree is burning in a blackened forest at dawn on August 30, after the Caldor fire ravaged Twin Bridges, California. Hide caption 18 of 81 Photos : Wildfires rage in the West A firefighter coils a hose at a fire location near Meyers, Calif. on August 30. Hide caption 19 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the West The fire de Caldor burns down houses along a ridge near South Lake Tahoe on August 30. Hide caption 20 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the west Residents of South Lake Tahoe are stranded in traffic jams as they attempt to evacuate the city on August 30. Hide caption 21 on 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the west An oil tanker dumps fire near Lytle Creek, Calif. on August 26 as efforts are continuing to stop the southern blaze. Hide caption 22 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West The French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, Calif. On August 25. Hide caption 25 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West This aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows houses set on fire at Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by the cache fire in Clearlake, Calif. Hide Caption 28 of 81 Photos: The Wildfires rage in the West Destiney Barnard holds Raymond William Goetchius as he is stranded at a gas station in Doyle, Calif. on August 17th. Barnard 's car broke down while she was helping Raymond and his family escape the Dixie fire. Hide Caption 32 of 81 Photos: The Wildfires rage in the West Destroyed property is seen on August 17 after the Caldor fire passed through Grizzly Flats, Calif. Hide caption 33 on 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Firefighters spray water on trees scorched by the Dixie fire near Janesville, Calif., August 17. Hide caption 34 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak visit an area destroyed by the Tamarack fire in Gardnerville, Nevada, July 28. Hide Caption 48 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the West Firefighter Call Brentt walks through a burnt area of the Bootleg Fire near Klamath Falls, Ore. on July 27. Hide caption 49 of 81 br> Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Cal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a shooting operation in California's Lassen National Forest on July 26. The teams had started a fire on the ground to prevent the Dixie Fire from spreading. Hide caption 50 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the West Firefighters try to reach a fire site in Quincy,California, July 25. Hide caption 51 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the 'West Volunteers sort clothes at a shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Ore. Hide caption 52 of 81 Photos : Wildfires rage in the West Scott Griffin inspects his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon. Hide caption 53 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Flames devour a house as the Dixie Fire rips through the community of Indian Falls in Plumas County, Calif., July 24. Hide caption 54 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Car is charred by Bootleg Fire alongside a mountain road near Bly, Oregon. Hide caption 59 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the West Nico las Bey , 11, hugs her father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they use after their home was set on fire in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon. Hide caption Hide Caption 60 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Firefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by the Bootleg fire near Bly, Oregon. Hide legend 61 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the West A bear cub hangs out to a tree after being spotted by a security guard during the Bootleg fire in the 'Oregon. Hide caption 62 of 81 Photos: Forest fires rage in the West Tamarack fire burns in Markleeville, near of the California-Nevada , July 17. Hide caption 64 of 81 Photos: Wildf Lesfires rage in the west A member of the Northwest 12 incident management team holds a map of the Chuweah Creek fire as wildfires devastate Nespelem, Wash., July 16. Hide caption 65 of 81 Photos: Wildfires rage in the West Firefighting plane drops fireproof on Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon, July 15. Hide caption 71 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the West Fire consumes a house as Sugar Fire, which is part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears up Doyle, Calif., July 10. It 's the second less time one year since the small town was ravaged by a forest fire. Hide caption 77 of 81 Photos: Forest fires are raging in the area. 'West In this long exposure photograph, takenearly July 2, flames surround a drought - hit Lake Shasta during the salt fire in Lakehead, Calif. Hide caption 81 of 81 Over the weekend, Santa Ana winds will sweep through Los Angeles and Ventura counties, bringing hot, dry, strong air that increases the risk of wildfire, a Guy said. The local office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for this region starting early Friday through Saturday evening. And on Sunday, the winds will begin to return to an earth flow, abaemitting temperatures and increasing humidity levels along the coast, which will help fight fires next week, ”said Guy. California has experienced a devastating wildfire season that has been exacerbated by the climate crisis, which has created ideal weather conditions for fires to start and spread rapidly. Cities like Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria are subject to a wind advisory issued until 3 a.m. Thursday, according to the Local NWS , which predicts winds of up to 15-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. gusts of wind will blow around unsecured objects and make it difficult to drive, especially for large vehicles. Tree branches could be felled and some power outages could result, the NWS said in the report.'opinion. A wildfire raging in the coastal mountains of southern California threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major freeway closed on Wednesday. Freeway 101 and the Train lines take priority Meanwhile, firefighters fighting the Alisal blaze are prioritizing the opening of the closed section of the iconic 101 Freeway and closed Amtrak lines. at least 1,600 people respond to the blaze, with more expected to join the effortrt. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department has issued evacuation orders for an area between El Capitan Beach State Park and West Camino Cielo as well as Arroyo Hondo Canyon and Refugio Canyon. Evacuation warnings have also been issued for other areas nearby. The historic drought of the West in 3 maps The service of Santa Barbara Public Health and air pollution control officials on Tuesday released air quality monitoring due to smoke from the Alisal fire. and ash from the Alisal fire could affect local air quality. Strong winds, locally and across the state, are also raising dust and ash in the air, officials said in a press release , urging residents to be careful. This is a dynamic situation, and local air quality conditions can change rapidly. California is currently fighting 10 large active fires , according to the National Interagency Fire Center . One of these fires, the KNP Complex Fire , has already destroyed many of the state 's iconic redwoods. That fire was 40% contained Wednesday night after charring nearly 88,000 acres since September 10, according to InciWeb .