Heat wave and drought spark wildfires up and down Western U.S.

The extreme heat and historic drought in the West is driving what is expected to be a record-breaking wildfire season. California officials say more than twice the number of acres have burned so far this year than had burned by this point last year. CBS News correspondent Lilia Luciano reports and CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN for the forecast.

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