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Several people call for emergency services under the triple digit heat

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 00:21:22-04

Tucson has reached its hottest day of the year, reaching 115 degrees. 

According to the Tucson Fire Department, they had 13 people suffer from heat-related injuries. They say all 13 were able to recover and cool off when medical help arrived. 

Officials say since Friday there have been an additional 13 people who were victims of the heat, 2 of them sent to the hospital in critical condition. This brings the total to 26 people suffering from heat-related injuries in the past 4 days. 

Captain with the Tucson Fire Department, Andy Skaggs, says the heat is nothing to play with.

"The heat is real. If you don't need to be outside don't be." 

Temperatures are expected to remain high until Wednesday.