Record heat hits the valley on Friday

PHOENIX - The valley is under an Excessive Heat Warning Friday, with temperatures setting a new record at 117 degrees.

And it was a rough night for some people in a South Phoenix neighborhood after a truck crashed into power lines knocking out power in the area.  SRP crews worked all night and restored power by early Friday morning.  The utility company offered residents a credit on their bill, so they could buy some ice.

It was also a tough night for Phoenix firefighters who had to battle sweltering heat along with a house fire.  It happened near State Route 51 and Shea.  Luckily, no one was inside.  But one firefighter had to be taken to the hospital for dehydration.

The heat was also too much for three sisters walking home from school Thursday.  The girls got lost on their walk and were overcome by the heat.  After about a half hour, a teacher noticed them and brought them back to Copper King Elementary where staff gave them water and called the fire department.

And it could be an exhausting day for students at ASU as the class of 2019 arrives for the new school year.  Move in day began Friday morning, giving many students their first taste of our hot summer temperatures.

And if the heat wasn't enough, an Ozone Health Watch has also been issued for the valley.  Ozone levels are expected to approach federal health standards Saturday.  This can be a problem for people with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

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