California is experiencing an extreme heat wave while an highway is closed due to fire
The Route Fire near Castaic, north of Los Angeles, has burned more than 4,600 acres as of Wednesday night, but no structures had been destroyed yet. Additionally, Interstate 5 was closed in both directions.
heat advisory about excessive heat was given to 35 million prople
It is anticipated that Southern California's potentially record-breaking heat wave will last throughout the next week.
Tecate's border was shut down due to the Border 32 Fire, another Southern Californian fire.
On Wednesday afternoon, the fire produced a significant pyrocumulus and sparked fire tornadoes.
The fire is occurring as California is experiencing a heat wave, with triple-digit temperatures predicted for inland areas.
Due to the massive smoke plumes, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory that is in force until Thursday afternoon.