|A whirl of flames and ash during a wildfire near|
Santa Barbara, California last week.
Photo by David McNew AFP/Getty
Already, some have been burning in recent days in California, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
A wildfire near Santa Barbara, California last wee riggered a very scary looking fire tornado, which you can see in the video below.
The heat in the Southwest has tempered only slightly in the past couple of days, and above normal temperatures with very little precipitation are forecast for at least the next week in that region.
So more wildfire trouble seems inevitable
Watch the fire tornado: