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Hotel guests cool off at the pool at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Ariz., on Sunday, June 19, 2016. States in the Southwest are in the midst of a summer heat wave as a high pressure ridge bakes Arizona, California and Nevada with extreme, triple-digit temperatures. (Anna Johnson/AP)
Hotel guests cool off at the pool at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Ariz., on Sunday, June 19, 2016. States in the Southwest are in the midst of a summer heat wave as a high pressure ridge bakes Arizona, California and Nevada with extreme, triple-digit temperatures. (Anna Johnson/AP)
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Arizona, California and New Mexico are experiencing the hottest start to summer on record with temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit expected on Monday. Officials are asking residents to conserve energy, and are opening cooling centers. So far, four people have died due to heat in Arizona and, across the region, many homes are threatened due to at least three large wildfires.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Phoenix meteorologist Iris Hermosillo for the latest and what people should do to stay safe in such extreme heat.

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Iris Hermosillo, meteorologist, ABC15-TV, Phoenix. She tweets @IrisABC15.

This segment aired on June 20, 2016.

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