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2:37 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

This Summer's First Heat-Related Death Reported In St. Louis County

Updated at 4:15 p.m.

A 65-year-old Ferguson woman is the first confirmed death from heat-related causes this summer. Her body was found yesterday in her home, where the air conditioning was not working. Her name has not yet been released. 

During the current heat wave, nine people have been treated with heat-related symptoms in St. Louis County, including one patient who was hospitalized.  Six people have been treated with heat-related symptoms in St. Louis City. 

This summer has been cool in comparison to the warm weather of last year, when 22 heat-related deaths were reported in the St. Louis area. A heat advisory is in place until 7 p.m. Saturday.

For information about how to stay safe in extreme heat, visit Saint Louis County's Health Tips. We have also compiled a list of area resources for you.

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