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More Than 150 People Treated At Rams Game For Heat-Related Issues

Alec Ogletree #52 of the Los Angeles Rams before taking the field for the home opening NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Autumn may be upon us (Thursday is technically the very first day of fall), but L.A. doesn't seem to have gotten the memo. Temperatures soared into the 90s Sunday, contributing to at least 158 heat-related medical calls during the Los Angeles Rams-Seattle Seahawks game at the Memorial Coliseum. According to Fox News, more than 91,000 people attended Sunday's game, the first NFL regular season contest at the Coliseum since 1994.

Forty-eight people were treated by fire department paramedics at the game, and at least eleven people were taken to area hospitals, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Fire department. An additional 110 people (again, mostly for heat-related issues) were treated by a private ambulance company at the game, three of whom were hospitalized, according to City News Service.

LAFD spokesperson Brian Humphrey told LAist that none of the heat-related injuries from yesterday's game are believed to be life threatening, and that the number of incidents is unfortunately "not uncommon for any large public gathering with those type of weather conditions."

"We get this at parks and festivals and fairs and music concerts and even the Hollywood Bowl," Humphrey said.

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