It's So Hot in Phoenix, the City May Close Hiking Trails

Be smart hiking in the summer heat.

June 29, 2016

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“The Phoenix Fire Department is the highest mountain rescue performing fire department in the world."
- Capt. Aaron Ernsberger with the Phoenix Fire Department. 

With the summer heat waves rolling through the Southwest, there has been a high number of heat-related rescues in the outdoors. The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board will hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss closing trails when temperatures reach 110 degrees or higher. 

If you have plans for hiking in Phoenix over the long weekend, be sure to keep an eye on the temperatures and pack plenty of water.

Learn more at ABC 15 Arizona

Cover photo: Kevin Kaminski

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