Dangerous heat spreads through the state

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With temperatures this hot, any fun in the sun requires water close by. Wednesday morning kids spent a lot of time at splash pads or near them.

Chris Fox’s son was learning to ride his bike near one of those splash pads, and Fox was watching him closely for his safety on the bike and in the heat.

“We did this in a park so there’s shade nearby,” Fox said. “We won’t be out here for too, too long.”

Paramedics are watching closely, too.

“It’s the sneaky heat,” said Capt. Matt Manning with Sedgwick County EMS. “When the heat indices get up to 110 degrees.”

Manning said he’d already heard of several calls for assistance, likely due to heat-related illnesses. He worries there will be plenty of emergencies after seeing the forecast.

“I think with the heat, and the activities of summer, it’s going to be a busy few days for us,” he said.