TRIPPLE DIGIT HEAT AND KILLER FLAMES

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The West is burning as Death Valley sets a 130 degree heat record. Meanwhile, a dangerous and fast-moving wildfire just north of Phoenix has claimed the lives of 19 elite firefighters, who were dispatched there to stop it.

Prescott, Arizona Fire officials and U.S. Wildland Fire Aviation Service lost contact with the firefighters as fire spread to Yarnell, Arizona, where it burned over structures.

Approximately 250 firefighters were fighting the blaze, but that number is expected to double today.