LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of wildfires are burning across the torrid U.S. West, but fire agencies report progress Monday in corralling the flames, and forecasters predict a gradual decrease in extreme temperatures.
The fires have forced evacuations in numerous areas.
Some homes have burned but total losses are still being tallied.
The fires erupted amid a second bout of dangerously high temperatures in just a few weeks and as the West is suffering from intense drought.
Forecasters say the heat wave appears to have peaked in many areas and excessive-heat warnings are largely expected to expire Monday night or Tuesday.