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Summer has begun folks and it's a triple digit heat wave -- that has made for a tragic weekend in Arizona.
As more than -- does an elite firefighters are killed in -- Most deadly incident that we have seen in decades welcome to a brand new hour everybody -- America's Newsroom on this Monday morning I'm -- -- -- I'm Bill Hemmer good morning -- you are -- -- wildfire has been burning since Friday fueled by some incredibly dry conditions.
Over the weekend triple digit heat wave on the West Coast but.
As the winds changed late last night some nineteen firefighters became trapped.
President Obama issued a statement saying -- they were heroes highly skilled professionals who like so many across our country do every day selflessly put themselves.
In harm's way to protect the lives and property if -- -- citizens they would never meet and -- And officials say their deaths have shaken entire community to its core.
Bear in mind that the families are in terrible -- Fire departments.
Are like families and so the entire fire department entire.
Area the entire state.
There's been devastated by -- magnitude of this incident.
-- families in this struck with all of this.
And with similar temperatures expected to continue through today things are not expected to get any better out there.
Adam Housley joins us live now from Los Angeles -- -- we seeing the most brutal temperatures in all of this today Adam.
-- early across the desert regions talking about the death valley of course -- an empire of Southern California the valleys here in Southern California back.
It's really weird Martha for being an out of parts of the country you'll notice that cloud cover that comes as some -- so hot and so -- for example in Florida and parts of the south.
-- -- -- -- here in California but this morning we're seeing here -- Los Angeles.
And that's because that is extreme heat is really enveloped this region for the last few days really all up and down the -- California and the southwest for that matter.
Is extremely dry.
In Death Valley yesterday 128.
Degrees today the high expected to be -- -- -- five.
The overall highs in the 130 back in 1913 so we have to reach that but we were definitely close agreement stories of tourists -- -- in Vegas where it was 117.
We're rated cars to drive out there about three hours to experience this extreme heat hot heat it's become deadly too as well we know the number of elderly people in the Las Vegas area that have died three I believe at last count due to having no air conditioning so it's a very.
Hot and dry time here in the southwest that's for sure -- yeah.
Indeed it is Adam and back to that tragic.
Wild -- story how did the heat contribute to what happened out there.
Well right now we have what are they really extreme fire conditions all across the southwest in and California -- -- massive fires here in the Golden State.
Even parts of the city would normally see fires this early in the season -- forty seen fires.
-- in Arizona it is extremely dry so what you're doing you're adding.
Very very high temperatures winds.
And very very dry conditions and we know an area of Arizona also some tough terrain.
And those are really every single thing you need to have a dangerous situation he fired a danger already.
But -- at all that together there's really no breaks at all that's what we saw last night of course.
In the -- there's still a lot of other variables you'll find out how these firefighters got trapped -- -- it is so hot out there.
And so hot here in Southern California to get it just goes along with the already extremely dry conditions.
It's going to be a very long time take a listen.
Says that temperature goes up.
The relative humidity.
Will will lower in any time that you do get that.
Temperature -- with dry air relatively dry air especially throughout the mountains and and what you might -- -- are called -- driven fires in which.
The fire really builds with this a hot air.
That's that's the weather service talking about these fire conditions Smart thing and right now a very difficult -- very difficult day in northern part of Arizona.
-- are her scratch of those families of the firefighters and everybody is battling that heat Adam thank you very much something.
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