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Firefighters give a reminder about staying cool in the heat

It's not just storms that are causing concerns across central Kentucky today, it's also the heat.

The Lexington Fire Department issued a reminder Monday morning about just how dangerous hot weather can be.

Firefighters are warning everyone to take extra precautions in the days ahead, as the heat index nears 100 degrees.

They're advising people to drink plenty of water and also to wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

Firefighters say you should avoid alcohol and caffeine, and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day.

They also ask people to check on their elderly neighbors, especially those without air conditioners.

If you don't have an air conditioner, firefighters say you can use fans to circulate air through your home by opening windows and pushing air out of hot rooms.

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