Palm trees burning near Lake Shore Avenue and Montana Street as rain falls | Video by Jonathan Anguiano
ECHO PARK — Lightning strikes from this morning’s powerful thunderstorms ignited at least two small fires in Echo Park, according to firefighters.
The lighting strikes near Lake Shore Avenue and Montana Street and Baxter and Lemoyne Streets set trees on fire, according to officials at L.A. Fire Station No. 20 in Echo Park (the fire at Lake Shore and Montana had been previously reported as being near Alvarado Street). In one case, a downpour helped extinguish a burning palm tree, one firefighter said.
Electrical service was knocked out on Lake Shore Avenue following the storm and fires, according to some residents.
Numerous lightning strikes were reported across Los Angeles, including Eagle Rock and near the L.A. River, this morning as tropical storm Dolores moved across Southern California.
— Laura Zak (@la_wa) July 18, 2015
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