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More than 1,200 homes in L.A. County without power after record-breaking heat

More than 1,200 homes throughout Los Angeles County remained without power Monday as record-breaking heat caused widespread outages and system failures, authorities said.

Of the total, 600 were without power because of extreme heat, and another 600 in Manhattan Beach lost electricity because of a downed transformer.

Crews were working Monday to restore power to the homes, according to Southern California Edison.

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Record high temperatures were posted Sunday in Long Beach (99 degrees), Woodland Hills (104 degrees), Camarillo (91 degrees) and Bob Hope Airport (104 degrees), according to the National Weather Service.

In Manhattan Beach, about 4,400 homes lost power because of a downed transformer near 11th Street and Poinsettia Avenue, according to the Manhattan Beach Police Department.

Southern California Edison officials were still working to restore power to 610 customers Monday. Crews expected power to be fully restored by 8 a.m.

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About 3,200 customers in Montebello were without electricity after a transformer in the 1700 block of Germain Drive exploded, igniting a nearby palm tree, according to the Montebello Police Department.

The city’s fire department doused the blaze, but officials cautioned that live wires were on the ground.

Edison estimated 21 customers in Montebello would have their power restored by 1 p.m.

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