Southern California Heat

An extreme fire danger sign is posted at the entrance of Griffith Park in Los Angeles on Monday. The risk of wildfires will spike as triple-digit temperatures blanket parts of Southern California early this week. The National Weather Service says temperatures in excess of 100 degrees could break records for late October in some areas. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

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