Warmer weather on tap for Southern California after weekend of storms
A heat advisory for Orange County is in effect for a third consecutive day. Temperatures are expected to reach 91 degrees Monday in Anaheim, and 100 degrees in San Juan Capistrano.
Temperatures in Orange County are expected to reach 91 degrees and in San Bernardino for 101 degrees, said Robert Salazar, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Los Angeles.
Anaheim Fire Department spokesman Lt. Michael Zuccarini said some power was lost in part of the city Sunday, but there have been no reports of any serious injuries. No other reports of power outages were made.
In San Bernardino, officials said the temperatures in many neighborhoods climbed into the 90s Monday afternoon.
In Lake Arrowhead, officials said one man is being treated for severe burns, but firefighters told the Associated Press they were hopeful of stopping the blaze from spreading.
A fire broke out in La Jolla early Sunday and grew over the weekend after the water heater in the home burst into flames.
The fire forced a 2-mile detour for motorists on Highway 101, but the road was not blocked for many hours. A state fire investigator said the cause is under investigation.
In San Jacinto, two people suffered minor injuries when a vehicle crashed into another as a result of the heat and heavy traffic. No serious injuries were reported in the incident, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
Two people died of heat-related causes in Santa Ana and San Bernardino counties Sunday after exposure to the same high temperatures.
Orange County Fire Authority officials said a man in his 50s in Irvine was pronounced dead on Saturday after being transported to a hospital with heat-related injuries.
Fire officials said they were still investigating the cause of death but believe he died of heat stroke. Officials said the man had a history of medical problems and had been treated at least twice at the hospital in Newport Beach over the last several months for heat-related conditions.
A man died of heat fatigue in a pool at a resort in Santa Ana, authorities said. The victim’s identity was not released, and a call to the county coroner’s office was not answered.
An estimated 100,000 people in the