California woman dies when Santa Ana winds cause tree to topple onto car

The Santa Ana winds in California can cause high winds and fires.
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The Santa Ana winds in California can cause high winds and fires.

Credit: David McNew

Credit: David McNew

A California woman was killed Monday when strong Santa Ana winds caused part of a large eucalyptus tree to fall onto her car, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Crews responded after receiving a report of a person in a vehicle that was stuck beneath a tree at an apartment complex in Tustin, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Tony Bommarito told KTLA. The tree also damaged a carport, Bommarito told the television station.

The woman has not been identified, KTLA reported.

Because of offshore winds, warm temperatures and low humidity, the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for possible fire danger across Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties, the Times reported.

The National Weather Service reported winds with gusts of up 75 mph in some parts of Orange County, KTLA reported.