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Hazardous-wind warning issued amid high temperatures in Southern California [Updated]

April 30, 2011 | 12:32 pm

Hot temperatures and strong winds prompted the National Weather Service to issue a hazardous-wind warning for parts the Inland Empire and Orange County.

The weather service also issued a wind advisory for the Malibu hills and Hollywood Hills. Winds on Saturday morning reached 48 mph at Leo Carrillo State Beach, 59 mph in the Malibu Hills and 49 mph in the Newhall Pass.

[Updated at 12:39 p.m.: The Los Angeles County Fire Department was responded to three small grass fires in Malibu, Acton and Palmdale. But early reports suggest the fire were getting under control and no homes were threatened.]

The warning covers the coastal Orange County hills as well as parts of San Bernardino, Riverside and inland San Diego counties.

Temperatures over the weekend will range from the 90s inland to the 70s along the beaches. The heat wave will continue through Thursday, officials said.

-- Shelby Grad

Image: National Weather Service