Thousands of Los Angeles residents lost power Monday as scorching temperatures kept people inside while running fans and air conditioners that strained the power grid, officials said. As of 9:30 p.m., about 6,200 Department of Water and Power customers lost electrical service, department spokeswoman Christy Holland said.

The vast majority of those experiencing power outages — about 5,500 customers — reside in the San Fernando Valley, Holland said. The rest were scattered in pockets across metropolitan L.A. The DWP has about 1.4 million customers across the city. FULL REPORT