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A car thermometer displays an outside temperature of 102 degrees. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2-Year-Old Irving Boy Dies In Hot Car

A two-year-old boy died in the back of his family’s car Thursday, and police say the death appears to be heat-related.

08/26/2011

Dead fish float in a lake. (credit: Theo Heimann/AFP/Getty Images)

Higher Water Temperatures Killing North Texas Fish

Humans aren’t the only ones languishing in the North Texas heat. The 30+ days of extreme heat and drought conditions have led to higher water temperatures and lower lake levels and fish are dying.

08/01/2011

A dog runs in a fountain to cool off during a hot summer day. (credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Abandoned Dog Dies In Hot Fort Worth Apartment

Someone moved out of a Fort Worth apartment and left their dogs behind. The dog that was left outside died; a tragic result that animal control officials say could have been prevented.

07/22/2011

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Sweltering North Texas Heat Blamed For Area Deaths

Wednesday’s temperature marked the 19th straight day with the thermometer over 100-degrees. So early into summer, the oppressive heat has already contributed to a number of deaths across North Texas.

07/20/2011