Soaring temperatures across Arizona, western US prompt officials to warn of heat dangers

  • by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 5:37 PM

PHOENIX — Arizona is in the grips of a dangerous heat wave that could send temperatures soaring to 118 degrees by the weekend in Phoenix, creating ripe conditions for wildfires and forcing the Border Patrol to ramp up efforts to rescue immigrants succumbing to the stifling heat while crossing the border.

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