The storm that moved through Monday afternoon and evening caused problems for homeowners and drivers across the valley.
A couple who lives in Northeast Fresno discovered the storm started a fire in their home.
"The homeowners got home from work they smelled smoke and called 911 and we found a fire in the attic," said Captain Tim Fullmer with the Fresno Fire Department.
That fire was started by power lines. Pushed by the wind, the power lines bumped into a cable line and sparked the fire in the attic. It's one of at least twenty emergencies the fire responded to because of the storm.
"When we have a change of weather come in this quickly it just gets crazy for us: house fires, grass fires, power lines arcing," said Fullmer.
The wind also caused problems for drivers. It stirred up dust. There was a ten car pileup on Highway 99 near Delano because of blowing dust.
As you can see in this picture from CBS47 viewer Cody Herzog the dust was so thick in the South Valley it looked like fog.
The change in the weather caught Zoulikha Mouffak by surprise.
"It just came all of the sudden we didn't expect it," said Mouffak.
And Brandon Weis of Clovis didn't expect his new car would end up under a tree when he drove to work.
"A couple of my associates let me know that the tree was blowing over pretty heavy and all the sudden they yelled that the tree had fallen over on the cars out here and I realized my car was out here," Weiss said.
The broken tree fell onto three cars. Luckily, Brandon's car wasn't even scratched. And no one was hurt.