By News StaffPublished: Jul 30, 2015 at 11:47 AM PDTLast Updated: Jul 30, 2015 at 12:14 PM PDT
The heat will present health risks for people and pets and fire risks for forests and grasslands this week.
Extreme heat is the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, killing more people on average each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.
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A car chase through parts of Idaho and Oregon ended in Baker County after Oregon State Police said troopers tried to spike the vehicle’s tires several times and eventually forced it off the road using a pit maneuver. The driver is now in custody.