Heat Makes Southwest Wildfires Tough

Temps reach into the 100’s as crews fight several fires


Members of the Mill Creek Hot Shots prepare to battle a wildfire near Big Bear, Calif., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Mandatory evacuations have been called for homes as a wildfire burns in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)


ASTRID GALVAN and ANGIE WANG, Associated Press

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said.

Temperatures in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada soared to nearly 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) this week, creating problems for fi