Heavy winds with hurricane-strength gusts are spreading fires across southern California at an alarming rate, and they’re so strong that they caused an 18-wheeler big rig to topple over on the highway. A passenger was recording the dangerous driving conditions when she captured a giant truck sliding across the freeway in San Bernardino County.
The extreme conditions, known as "devil winds," sent embers raining down on firefighters.
Heart-stopping surveillance footage showed flames inches from race car driver Graham Rahal's multi-million dollar hillside home.
"To see it come up the hill, then to watch the surveillance video as it's happening was pretty intense," Rahal said.
Rahal also captured a dramatic air drop of fire retardant from a plane.
Winds continued to fuel hotspots in and around Foothill Ranch, but firefighters were able to save homes in one neighborhood from the blaze.