Staying safe this summer

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Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) --- With temperatures nearing triple digits almost every day during the summer in Mesa County, residents must be sure to enjoy the sunshine safely.

Grand Junction firefighter, Derek Trombetta, says that during the summer, fire rescue sees a spike in cases of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

"We have a significant number of 100 degree days here," says Trombetta. "Even the slightest change in temperature or the amount of fluids you drink can have a significant affect on your body."

Approximately thirty-eight children die each year from heat-related deaths, many of those occurring when the child is left in a car unattended.

Even though temperatures outside may only be in the low to mid nineties, temperature inside of a car can reach from thirty to fifty degrees warmer.

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