Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Published 4:38 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2020 | Updated 2:49 a.m. ET Aug. 15, 2020CLOSE An American flag was saved by Los Angeles County firefighters during the Lake Fire, which recently grew to over 11,000 acres. StoryfulA “dangerous” and long-duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week, the National Weather Service said.Temperatures could soar to as much as 30 degrees above average, AccuWeather said.In California, the heat will lead to increased wildfire danger and a higher threat of the spreading of the coronavirus as people flock to beaches and recreation areas.“Dangerously hot conditions will occur during the afternoon and early evening hours each day,” a Weather Service warning said. High pressure could push temperatures into triple digits in many places through the weekend and sweltering weather could continue into next week in the Central Valley, Sierra Nevada foothills, deserts and parts of the San Francisco Bay Area.Palm Springs and other desert regions could approach 120 degrees and even cooler areas, such as coastal regions and portions of San Francisco, could reach 80 degrees, the Weather Service predicted.Infamous hot spot Death Valley could soar to 127 degrees by Sunday. Late Friday, the


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