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Sizzling temperatures hit the Southland

May 16, 2008 7:10:39 AM PDT
It's going to get very hot Friday, and locals may see record temperatures. In the Sherman Oaks area, temperatures are expected to be in the upper 90s, and in places like Santa Clarita, temperatures will probably be over 100 degrees.

Thursday was the Southland's first taste of the real warm weather, and it was uncomfortable by midday in places like Sherman Oaks.

If you're going to be out in this weather, take precautions like wearing fluids, wearing sunscreens and hats. If you have pets, keep them out of the sun and make sure they have plenty of water. Some locals looked forward to the sizzling temperatures.

"For me, as long as I can find some shade, it's not so bad," said one local.

"I like it 'cause I can spend time at the beach," said another local.

But for firefighters, the heat will be miserable, with all the gear they wear and all the work they have ahead of them.

The fire on Mt. Baldy is still only 25 percent contained, burning in some rugged terrain that is very hard to get to. Smaller fires broke out Thursday, one in Griffith Park and one in the San Fernando Valley.

 

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