Extreme heat contributes to 4 deaths in Southern Nevada

Thursday, June 22, 2017|12:25 p.m.

. The Clark County Coroner’s Workplace has validated that the excessive heat impacting the location has actually contributed to the deaths of 4 people given that Saturday.

The coroner’s workplace today stated several more people have actually passed away during the exact same duration but it hasn’t been determined whether the heat was a contributing aspect.

The scorching heat pushed Las Vegas to tie its record high temperature of 117 degrees (47.2 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday. Temperatures on Thursday are anticipated to peak at 113 degrees (45 degrees Celsius).

County Deputy Fire Chief Jon Klassen states workers reacted to 21 calls between Friday and Wednesday where they came across people in distress due to the heat.

The county has actually opened 12 cooling stations.

Ninety-eight heat-related deaths were tape-recorded in the county in 2015.

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