California is experiencing several major wildfires amid a record-breaking heatwave. Thousands of acres have been burned and evacuation orders are in place across various counties, including Los Angeles and Monterey.
The National Weather Service forecasts that the heatwave will continue across the west coast of the U.S. for the next few days, with excessive heat warnings and heat advisories in place.
Record high temperatures are forecast and the persistent heat and dry conditions will also promote wildfires across the region. Additionally, thunderstorms could produce dry lightning that could lead to the development of additional fires.
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