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Friday's record-tying 115 conditions send 40 to area hospitals

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Updated: 6/29/2013 9:39 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- Friday's record-tying high temperature of 115 degrees was a major factor in weather conditions that sent more than 40 people to Las Vegas area hospitals for heat-related problems.

Fortunately, none of the people taken to a hospital appeared to have life-threatening injuries.

The Vons Warped Tour music festival at a parking lot at Silverton Hotel-Casino saw 34 people transported to local hospitals and 206 patients treated. Most were for heat-related issues, said Clark County's Erik Pappa.

Medical personnel treated 206 patients for heat-related injuries between 3 and 8 p.m. The concert-goes were provided shade and water and a place to sit down to recover from being overheated.

Staffers at the festival called for help once their resources became taxed by the number of heat victims. Staffers from Clark County Fire, Henderson Fire, AMR and Medic West responded.

Away from the festival, there were 35 heat-related calls to the 911 center that covers Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County. Of the 35 calls, seven required transportation to a hospital for treatment.

Today's high temperature is expected to reach 117 degrees, which is the all-time high for Las Vegas. It was reached in 1942 and 2005.

People are advised to stay out of the heat, drink plenty of water and check on friends, neighbors and relatives.



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