Firefighters across the southland are bracing for an increase in heat-related emergency calls and escalated fire danger as already-hot temperatures are expected to get even hotter.
Officials have dubbed the blaze “the Lake Fire.”
The fire — burning on the 8300 block of N. Willis — has engulfed at least six cars.
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire Wednesday at a Yorba Linda home where ammunition was heard going off inside.
Residents across the San Gabriel Valley say they can smell the smoke.
Crews are fighting a compost heap fire in Irwindale, snarling traffic on Arrow Highway near the 605 Tuesday evening.
Investigators were on scene on the 2600 block of East Park Lane near Fashion Lane to determine what caused the blaze.
Winds fanned the flames up a hill and toward a freeway guardrail, prompting the California Highway Patrol to order the lane closures on both sides of the freeway. Traffic was backed up for miles.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the scene at Collwood and E. Valley Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.
Crews were responding to a fire burning in a one-story commercial building in South Los Angeles.
A brush fire that broke out in Ontario late Monday afternoon was under control, though hot spots continued to burn into the evening hours.
The blaze located near 160th Street West and Lancaster Road was initially reported around 1:50 p.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The fire has gone to two alarms.
Friends of a man hospitalized in grave condition after a fire at a West Los Angeles apartment complex have identified him as a former actor.
A cat was killed and two people suffered minor injuries in a house fire in El Sereno Thursday.