Historic heat wave fuels wildfires, forces evacuations

Ginger Zee has the latest forecast after record heat continues in the West, stoking wildfires.
0:58 | 06/17/21

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Out to that historic heat wave in the west with high temperatures fueling wildfires and forcing evacuations in some areas dangerous tracking all of that force good morning ginger. And just back from the does it Amy good morning to you I can tell you that applying lip balm every hour it is the prolonged heat it's drag things out and doing this look at Las Vegas was just one degree short. Of their all time record high and you could see the video of Reno Nevada the control a fire there 35% contained. They did have evacuations that lifted them now but emigrant Montana with a Robertson drop fire that's near red lodge Montana you're familiar there. That blew up 20000 acres in just 24 hours it's all because of that he. Don't know what does that mean it's that big high pressure system. That is keep in the heat it kind of stinks and it sits there and -- from really the midwest is it going today Kansas City could break a record. Back to say Sacramento where they could be up closer to 110 incidences of widespread. Long duration heat wave for a lot of folks.

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