Another scorcher for your Friday in the Valley with a high near 117°F.
The Telegraph Fire has grown to 173,202 acres and there is 72% containment.
Officials with the National Weather Service say Phoenix has hit 118°F, breaking a high temperature record that was set in 2015.
The Backbone Fire started shortly before midnight on June 16, about 12 miles west of Strawberry near a ridge named Ike’s Backbone. It has burned about 1,200 acres around where Fossil Creek meets the Verde River.
Phoenix saw a record-breaking high of 118°F on Thursday.
The tropical system could bring up to 12 inches of rain through the weekend to the central U.S. Gulf Coast.