Heatwave fuels western wildfires

Scorching triple-digit temperatures make fighting wildfires burning across several states more difficult.

(NBC News) A record setting heatwave is helping fuel several wildfires burning across the Southwest.

In southern California two dueling fires, the “Fish” fire and “Reservoir” fire have burned about 5,400 acres so far.

Hundreds of homes have been evacuated as crews work to contain the flames.

Firefighters on the scene are worried about low visibility, the possibility of winds picking up, and a series of power lines that are in the hills where those two fires could merge.

Meanwhile, in New Mexico and Arizona firefighters are still working to contain to other large fires that have destroyed dozens of homes and consumed tens of thousands of acres, while at the same time coping with triple-digit temperatures.

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