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LA Firefighters Brace For Calls, Fires As Heat Wave Escalates

Firefighters across the southland are bracing for an increase in heat-related emergency calls and escalated fire danger as already-hot temperatures are expected to get even hotter.


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California Settles Heat-Death Lawsuits, Agrees To Improve

Family members of two farm workers who died from suspected heat-related illnesses and a labor union have settled their lawsuits against California on the condition that the state do more to ensure laborers are safe when temperatures rise.


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Pets Can Suffer Heat Stroke In Excessive Heat

Los Angeles residents aren’t the only ones who can suffer heatstroke–pets can too.

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Boyle Heights Residents Offer Tips To Battle Excessive Heat Without AC

Boyle Heights residents who don’t have air conditioning are offering tips to keep cool during this week’s heat wave.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/07/2012

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California Company Fined $74K For Allowing Farm Hand To Die Of Heat Stroke

A labor contractor who allegedly failed to protect a Blythe farm hand from excessive heat exposure, which precipitated his death, was fined $74,125 by the state, it was announced Wednesday.


Woman Pleads No Contest To Animal Endangerment After Dog Dies

An Inglewood woman who left her dog in her car for hours with the windows closed last year pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor animal endangerment charge.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/22/2011