L.A. students at track meet taken to hospital for heat-related problems [Updated]
At least six Los Angeles students competing in a track meet Thursday at Pierce College were taken to a hospital for possible heat-related problems, officials said.
Eight ambulances and about 45 firefighters responded to the Woodland Hills college about 4 p.m., said Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
[Updated at 5:59 p.m.: Twelve male and female students were evaluated for heat-related problems and 10 were taken to hospitals, Scott said. About 800 athletes and coaches attended the cross-country meet.]
The temperature in Woodland Hills was 97 degrees, the Weather Service said.
No additional details were available.
-- Robert J. Lopez
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