Heat Makes Southwest Wildfires Tough

Temps reach into the 100’s as crews fight several fires

 

Members of the Mill Creek Hot Shots prepare to battle a wildfire near Big Bear, Calif., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Mandatory evacuations have been called for homes as a wildfire burns in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)

 

ASTRID GALVAN and ANGIE WANG, Associated Press

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.

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Temperatures in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada soared to nearly 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) this week, creating problems for fi

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Temps reach into the 100’s as crews fight several fires     ASTRID GALVAN and ANGIE WANG, Associated Press An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, […]

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