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People pass out from heat at Fair
Aug 16, 2013 | 579 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

FARMINGTON — Multiple people have passed out due to heat exhaustion during the first few days of the Davis County Fair, according to Davis County Sheriff’s Lt. Maureen Benson.

None of the incidents have been major, but fair attendees might consider taking extra precautions.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the best measures include drinking plenty of water, wearing loose, light-weight and light-colored clothing, and letting your vehicle cool if it’s been sitting in the sun.

“It’s just really hot out there, so be sure to stay hydrated,” said fair coordinator Allie Barnes.

Several vendors are handing out water, and the buildings on the property are air-conditioned, she said.

The Davis County Fair, taking place at the Legacy Events Center, goes through Sunday. The heat is expected to continue in the low 90s until then, according to the National Weather Service. There will also be a slight chance of thunderstorms.

In addition, the weather service issued a Red Flag Warning for the area until 9 p.m. Friday. The combination of strong winds, dry thunderstorms, low humidity and dry plant life means fire risk is very high. New fire starts are likely, according to the service.

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