Two California counties – including Los Angeles County – recorded their hottest temperatures on Sunday, meteorologists said.
Woodland Hills set the record 121 degrees in Los Angeles County, the National Weather Service said in a tweet. The previous record high at the weather location was 119 degrees in July 2006.
According to NWS, San Luis Obispo County also achieved an all-time record of high temperatures with a reading of 117 degrees near Paso Robles.
The searing temperatures in California come as three major forest fires continue to burn in the state.
Eight people have been killed in the fires and around 3,300 buildings in the state have been destroyed in the past three weeks.
Overnight on Saturday, 207 people were rescued by helicopter in California̵
The inferno sparked on Friday and exploded on Saturday afternoon, jumping over the San Joaquin River and cutting the only road into the Mammoth Pool Campground, said national forest spokesman Dan Tune.
With postal wires