At least five suffer from heat illness at The Grove, officials say
At least five people were examined for mild heat-related illness at The Grove shopping center Saturday as a heat wave continued to linger throughout Southern California.
Fire officials went to the shopping center about 1:40 p.m. to assist three girls and two women, who were part of a larger crowd apparently gathered for an outdoor concert and fashion show, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Their blood pressure and vital signs were checked, but they declined further medical treatment.
Temperatures at the shopping center hovered in the 90s. Humphrey said that “everyone was complaining of the heat,” and the crowd had largely dispersed after the shows were over.
Saturday’s temperatures were actually a few degrees cooler than Friday, National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup said. The peak of the heat wave has passed, and the cooling trend should continue into the middle of next week, he said.
He said highs on Saturday reached the low 90s downtown and the low 80s near the coast.
-- Matt Stevens