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LA Heat: Burbank, Fullerton, DTLA, Chino, Riverside, San Diego all over 100 degrees

Joel Goldes / KPCC Facebook wall

Found this great pool in Ventura: it was 10 degrees cooler than the 102 in Oak Park, Joel Goldes said.

Norm Fraijo

A two-year-old Irish Terrier named Rory keeping cool in Dana Point.


It was a cool 92 degrees at 2 p.m. Saturday in Santa Monica.

Cool? 

Compared to San Diego, sure. Residents of the 619 kept it classy despite temps hitting 104 this afternoon.

Indeed, triple-digit heat was the trend around Southern California on a rare day where it was the same temperature in Palm Springs (101 degrees) as it was in Burbank.

In Downtown L.A. it reached 103 degrees, breaking a 103-year-old record.

Fullerton also came in at 103, Chino was 104, and even next to the beach at Camp Pendleton the mercury rose to 102 degrees.

The scorching heat isn't making things easier for L.A. County fire fighters who are battling a blaze at Topanga State Park near Rustic Canyon Ranch. LAFD officials estimate about seven acres of wildland burning. No homes or people are being threatened but LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphrey confirmed that park rangers are looking for groups of hikers.

Despite the heat, there have only been a smattering of power outages around Los Angeles.

Rolling Hills, West Hollywood, Silver Lake and Arcadia are all reporting outages, but according to Southern California Edison, each of the issues are affecting less than 500 customers.

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