Arizona heat killed 4 people

Three victims were hikers and one was mountain biking


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Scalding heat killed at least four people in Arizona this weekend as temperatures soared.

All four deaths came from separate incidents, and involved men and women in their early twenties. Three of the victims were hikers while another was mountain biking.

The salvation army was out in force in Tucson, providing locals with water and sun protection.

Yoli Hasler, Program Manager for the Salvation Army, said, “Even if it’s 99 you have to stay hydrated. We’re trying to do this to educate them to make sure they’re safe as much as we can, and to try to keep them out of the emergency room so they’re not going in for heat related illnesses.”

The oppressive heat is expected to get even worse today, when highs in phoenix could hit 120 degrees, the hottest in more than 20 years.

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