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-- -- 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 issuing 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 of fellow citizens they would never meet and quote.
And officials say their deaths of shaken entire community to its core.
Please once again.
Bear in mind that the families are in terrible job.
Are like families and so the entire fire department the entire area the entire state.
There's been devastated by the 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.
Well early across the desert regions are 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 the cloud cover it comes -- some -- so hot and so Hewitt for example in Florida and parts of the south.
In -- sitting here in California but this morning we're seeing here Los Angeles.
And that's because it 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 -- to reach that but we were definitely close agreement stories of tourists who were in Vegas where it was 117.
-- rated cars to drive out there about three hours to experience this extreme heat like -- -- become deadly too as well we know the number of elderly people in the Las Vegas area that have died three I believe the last count.
Due to having no air conditioning so it's a very.
Hot and dry time here in the south -- that's for sure -- Yeah indeed it is Adam and back to that tragic.
-- -- story how did the heat contribute to what happened out there.
Well right now we have ordered it really extreme fire conditions all across the southwest in -- 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 all 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.
Well below -- -- any time that you do get that.
Temperature with with -- dry air relatively dry air especially throughout the mountains and and what you might -- -- called -- driven fires in which.
The fire really builds with it's a hot air.
That's that's a weather service talking about cease fire conditions Smart thing and right now very difficult -- very difficult day.
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