Burlington to open public cooling stations as heat arrives

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Sweltering Weekend Heat

With temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees this weekend, the City of Burlington plans to open three public cooling stations to help residents beat the heat.

Starting Sunday, the following buildings will be open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.:

1. Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street

Sunday from Noon – 6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

2. The Miller Center Community Room, 130 Gosse Court            

Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

3. Burlington Police Department, 1 North Avenue

Sunday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Monday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                          

The city is advising residents to take extra precautions to stay safe, including staying hydrated and staying indoors in air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day. Teh also encourage checking in on neighbors and seniors and others vulnerable to extreme heat.

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