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Wildfires Expected to Explode During West Coast's Triple-Digit Heat Wave

Temperatures could hit as high as 120 degrees in the next few days

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    This photo taken June 15, 2016 and provided by Kari Logsdon shows a column of smoke near Pinepoint, Ariz. The fire was reported midday Wednesday in the Show Low area of east-central Arizona.

    Excessive heat warnings are in effect beginning this weekend until as late as next Wednesday for southern Arizona, Southern California and part of southern Nevada, NBC News reported. 

    Rising temperatures, which could hit as high as 120 degrees in the next few days, may fuel out-of-control wildfires.

    Cities in the mercury-popping warning area include Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona; Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim and Palm Springs in California; and Las Vegas.

    The heat is being turned up by a mighty ridge of high pressure that has already been baking the Plains, the Midwest and the South.