Hot, Hot, Hot! Heatwave Roast Tri-Cities; Child Locked in Car Scare in Kennewick
KENNEWICK, Wash.- Record high temperatures are roasting the Tri-Cities, and there's no relief in sight.
Tuesday bested Monday's tie for a record high with recorded highs reaching the mid-90's. That has emergency responders asking people to mind the heat when they're out and about.
A frightening incident in Kennewick served as a reminder that the heat can be deadly. A toddler was mistakenly locked in his mother's mini-van before she could take him out of the vehicle. After several attempts to unlock the car failed, fire fighters broke the window to get the child out. The child suffered no injuries from the ordeal.
In the meantime, emergency responders say people should do their best to hydrate themselves if they're outside. They should also be aware of pets and children in cars because of the speed in which the vehicles can heat up.