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Record high temperature of 107 degrees in Tucson

Keeping your children and pets safe
Posted at 6:12 AM, Aug 15, 2019

TUCSON, ARIZ. — Wednesday in Tucson, 107 degrees was the official high temperature and Thursday it may only get hotter.

The hotter it gets outside, the higher the temperatures are on playground equipment. Even though if some playgrounds have plastic equipment, doesn't mean it won't burn your child's skin.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, plastic equipment on playgrounds is just as likely, if not more likely, to burn a child's skin.

When going to the park on a hot day, look out for any equipment a child might sit on, like a slide, dark-colored plastics, metal equipment and the concrete near the playground.

Another reminder is to watch out for hot temperatures on pavement, sidewalks or even fake grass can severely burn an animal's paws.

Your dog may be uncomfortable if they are limping, chewing at their paws, blisters or redness or any darkening around the paws.

If a person is unsure if the ground is too hot, there's a five second rule.

Place your hand on the ground, where ever you walk your dog. If you're able to keep your hand on the ground without wanting to move it for five seconds, it's safe to walk your dog in that area.

The best thing to do in hot temperatures is to try to limit time outside to the morning or night time.