Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story. Photo Gallery SALT LAKE CITY Triple-digit temperatures are expected in Salt Lake City for the first time Thursday, as the hottest weather of the season takes hold over Utah. Wednesday temporarily marked the hottest day of the year for Utahs capital city at 97 degrees. People flocked to parks and pools or huddled inside their air- conditioned homes to beat the heat as emergency responders warned people to remain hydrated. You need to start drinking water before you start doing activity out in the sun thats going to make you sweat, Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay warned. Asay said symptoms of a heat-related illness include fatigue, dizziness, headaches and disorientation. He encouraged people who are recreating outdoors to watch others around them for those signs. Erin Furgeson took her son, Jaxson, to Murray City Parks playground Wednesday. We obviously bring our drinks and our snacks and just take little breaks and cool off, she said. Phillip Kuburic, who was at the park with his dad, felt the heat but didnt seem to mind it. Its really hot, Kuburic said. We were going to go swimming, but were just outside at the park because its a nice hot day. Other families were stuck at home trying to get their air conditioners fixed in time for the July heat. Credit: KSL TV Service technician Tyler Grant with Manwill Heating, Cooling and Plumbing said the business has been inundated recently with repair and service calls. Just everyone running around like chickens with their heads cut off, trying to get them all done, Grant said while working on an air conditioning unit at a home in Murray. Grant cautioned when triple-digit temperatures arrive, it will take time for workers to get there to fix AC problems. Sometimes people have to wait a week, sometimes theyre lucky to get in same-day, he said. But as soon as we hit triple digits, no one will get in same-day. Firefighters cautioned about the fire potential with hot and dry conditions.
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