Jun 19, 2016

Fire in Silver Lake closes 2 Freeway as monster heat wave brings misery

Burbank, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Fullerton, CA
Glendale, CA
Riverside, CA
USA
by
Frank Shyong, Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
,
Los Angeles Times
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. Photo: Dillon Deaton / Los Angeles Times
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. Photo: Dillon Deaton / Los Angeles Times

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