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Extreme Heat Sends 61 People To The Hospital During O.C. Parade
Sixty-one cases of heat-related illnesses were reported today at the Heritage Day Parade in Placentia, prompting it to be canceled.20 of those illnesses were severe enough to warrant ambulatory care and were taken to nearby hospitals, according to CBS L.A. Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Larry Kurtz said the victims included children, spectators, and parade participants wearing heavy band uniforms, reports ABC-7. Temperatures reportedly reached 105 degrees.Incidents like this illustrate the real danger of heat waves like the one we're in the middle of; here's a list of cooling centers in Southern California.