Scorching Heat Puts 100 Million Under Heat Alert in The US

More than 100 million people have been advised to take precautionary measures as intense heat hits major parts of the US.

Washington, DC, faces a heat emergency, with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s and possibly triple digits for the first time since 2016.

A dangerous heat wave is affecting much of the US, including parts of the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic.

Heat Waves To Intensify

Heat waves are expected to intensify further, the National Weather Service said, according to the New York Times.

Forecasters warned that this could be just the start to a scorching summer in the majority of the United States with major cities expected to hit triple digits. 

At least 100 million people are under heat advisory across the country

8,000 Evacuated in New Mexico

In New Mexico, wildfires have claimed at least two lives, destroyed 1,400 structures, and forced the evacuation of over 8,000 residents.

FBI special agents have joined the investigation to determine the cause of the fires.

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