Heatwave claims at least four lives as wildfires rage in western parts of the country
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Heatwave claims at least four lives as wildfires rage in western parts of the country

Heatwave claims at least four lives as wildfires rage in western parts of the country

The heat wave that has gripped the western part of the country continuesAt least five people have died from heat-related causes, authorities said.

“High temperatures, which in some areas exceeded 122ºF, contributed to the deaths of many people in states such as California, Arizona and Oregon on the weekend“, according to media reports,” explains the AFP agency.

Meanwhile, At least 130 million people are still under heat-related alerts.

Dangerous heatwaves continue in the West until the end of the week“- the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a statement reported by AFP.

Meanwhile, several fires are raging in the region. While thousands of firefighters have managed to contain the blaze flames in California so farOne community near Tucson had to evacuate due to three local fires.

Hurricane Beryl in South Texas left more than 2 million people without power. The area is under a heat warning, with temperatures exceeding 95°F.