Fire in Silver Lake closes 2 Freeway as monster heat wave brings misery
A monster heat wave descended on Southern California on Sunday, bringing triple-digit temperatures across a large swath of the region and fueling a dangerous fire in Silver Lake.
As of noon, numerous areas had exceeded 100 degrees including Burbank, Beverly Hills, Woodland Hills, Fullerton, Glendale and Riverside.
The 106-degree reading in Burbank set a new record for the day. One National Weather Service weather site showed a 112-degree reading in Beverly Hills.
In Silver Lake, a fire at a home quickly spread to brush along the 2 Freeway, prompting firefighters to call for more resources and air support. The freeway was closed in both directions near its terminus in Echo Park