12 Suffer Heat-Related Injuries at High School Track Meet [Updated]
45 firefighters were sent to Pierce College this afternoon where 12 people were injured at a high school track meet. A majority of the patients were sent to the hospital, said LAFD spokesperson Erik Scott over the phone. Authorities were alerted shortly before 4 p.m. Temperatures in the area were in the low 90s at the time. KTLA reported that the event was believed to be a high school invitational sponsored by the LAUSD.
Over at FOX 11, Ruben Villaescusa on Twitter questioned "who in the system decides when to cancel a kid track meet when it's hot."
Update: The LAFD updated the total number of patients to a total of 12, 10 of which that were sent to hospital. Most of the injuries were teenagers with heat related illnesses. An earlier version of this post said "up to 14" were injured.