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Heat wave blankets US West as fires rage in several states

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Heat wave blankets US West as fires rage in several states

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Chris Voelker monitors the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Friday, July 9, 2021. The Beckwourth Complex — a merging of two lightning-caused fires — headed into Saturday showing no sign of slowing its rush northeast from the Sierra Nevada forest region after doubling in size only a few days earlier.