(Fort Worth, TX) -- Sunday's high of 101 was the first of what is expected to be at least seven straight days of triple-digit highs so the heat is going to be with us for a while. Sunday, Med-Star reported nine heat-related calls in and around Tarrant County. Six of those patients needed to go to the hospital and three of those were in serious condition.
And heat is just one threat we face over holiday weekends. Over last year's Independence Day period, Med-Star treated four patients with injuries related to fireworks -- one of those was critically hurt. There were also four drownings last year and four others with injuries related to outdoor grilling.
(Fort Worth, TX) -- An empty, abandoned former Fort Worth school caught fire over the weekend, requiring a lot of attention from fire crews who were dispatched to the old Vickery School building on East Vickery Boulevard in the Glenwood neighborhood.
Knowing the building was abandoned, the firefighters couldn't ignore the possibility that someone might be inside. So while some of them attacked the fire, others forced their way in and searched all three levels not once but twice. Convinced the building was, in fact, empty they all returned outside to keep fighting the flames.
The Fort Worth Fire Department's Bomb and Arson unit is investigating to find the cause. That building has been there for more than 100 years and went through many changes. But it was finally vacated as a school and was sold in 1985. Some businesses used it for more than 20 years but in 2007 it was finally abandoned for good and has been sitting idle ever since.
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