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Weekend heat wave to bake western US

Ina Ronquillo

Weekend heat wave to bake western US

CREATED Jun. 28, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - Roasting. That's how the entire West promises to be this weekend, with temperatures in some places forecast at around 120 degrees or more.

The mercury already hit 105 yesterday afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M.

The National Interagency Fire Center based in Idaho says crews are especially worried about wildfires igniting in the Four Corners region where the borders of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona intersect.

Death Valley in California is forecast to reach 129 degrees, not far off the world-record high of 134 logged there in 1913.

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