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Public Health Officials Advise of High Heat this Weekend

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Take the high heat and the smoke from the Morris Fire and it's just not going to be a fun next few days outdoors.

“While people don’t need to be told it’s hot outside, they do need to be reminded how to take care of themselves, children, the elderly, and their pets when the weather gets hotter,” said LA County Health Officer Jonathan E. Fielding in a statement this morning. “When temperatures are high, prolonged sun exposure may cause dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke."

And we see this all too often: “Never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in closed vehicles, even with the windows ‘cracked,’ because temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels,” Fielding continued.

Temperatures are going to be in the triple digits in the Valleys and even in some parts of the basin, such as Silver Lake, today. Those temperatures will drop slightly over the weekend. Stay cool and if you smell smoke from the fire, it's best if you don't exert too much energy.