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Heat wave adds to California fire danger

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A heat wave is expected to bring triple-digit temperatures and extreme fire danger to large parts of California over the weekend. Crews are battling several major fires including one that forced the evacuation of about 100 rural homes. (Aug. 14)
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Published on August 14, 2020 -  00:33
Dangerous Wildfire Grows In Los Angeles
A blistering heat wave across California is forecasted to exacerbate an already explosive blaze in Los Angeles County, fire officials said Friday. The Lake fire along Lake Hughes now spans more than 11,000 acres since igniting Wednesday. It had already been growing with the help of other fire-friendly conditions, the U.S. โ€œPoor overnight humidity recovery allowed the fire to remain activeโ€ and was intensified by โ€œcritically dry fuels,โ€ the agencies said. The Red Cross, which is managing an evacuation site in the area, requires all evacuees to stay in their cars.

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