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Crews battle 2 fires in the San Fernando Valley amid record heat

Crews battle 2 fires in the San Fernando Valley amid record heat
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A firefighter encounters a wall of flames at a recreational area in Sherman Oaks between Woodley Avenue and the 405 Freeway. The fire consumed about six acres and created a huge column of smoke as crews endured triple-digit temperatures. (Photo by Mike Meadows, contributing photographer)

Triple-digit temperatures bore down on Angelenos on Sunday, Sept. 6 — and the firefighters who tackled at least two fires on opposite ends of the San Fernando Valley. Flames consumed part of a recreational area along the 15300 block of West Burbank Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said. It grew to about six acres, but was not threatening homes and mostly under control by 3:15 p.m. “Wind speed has been very low so far, maybe between 2-3 mph on average throughout the whole valley, Prange said. “We don’t expect it to jump any of the streets surrounding it, so there doesn’t appear to be an immediate threat to homes.” One man was seen fleeing the park barefoot and shirtless, with trees fully engulfed by fire at his back in footage recorded at the scene. About 100 firefighters battled towering flames amid a record-breaking heat wave that brought temperatures […]

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