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Dozens Suffer Heat Exhaustion At Alameda County Fair

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PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — Another day of intense heat is in store for parts of the Bay Area Monday, but the hot weather already proved dangerous for dozens of people at the Alameda County Fair.

With temperatures tinkering around 100 degrees, medics rescued 30 people from heat exhaustion and rushed them to the emergency room Sunday.

“(They have) not been drinking enough water, or they haven’t eaten enough,” said Aisha Knowles of the Alameda County Fire Department. “We’ve had a number of people transported.”

About 30,000 people braved the black top and stomach-stirring rides putting fun before fear. But my mid-afternoon, the cooling station was one of the hottest tickets around.

“You want to stay hydrated, so we’re taking advantage of these misters,” Andy Halvorsen said while enjoying the cooling station with his family.

There were other ways to keep cool — kids getting beaned with water balloons, while adults grab some shade and a cold drink.

And when all else fails to keep you cool at the county fair, there’s always spaghetti ice cream.

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