Two people were treated for heat-related illnesses at Rochester and Elmore District Health Service last week.ELAINE COONEY January 21, 2014 4:30am
The region sweltered last week with temperatures reaching 44.6°C on Tuesday.
Many residents stayed indoors or cooled down at Rochester pool, which extended its opening hours until 9pm on the hottest days.
The peak daytime temperatures have still not fallen below 32°C, but are predicted to fall to 28°C on Saturday.
Rochester and Elmore Distric Health Service reported one person with heat-related illness presented to the Urgent Care Centre last week and was discharged.
Another was admitted to the acute ward and remains in hospital.
Elmore fire brigade member Doug Strawhorn said the 46°C temperatures set off the LPG tank’s emergency pressure release.
He said such tanks had an in-built safety device which released gas during extreme heat so the tanks did not explode.
Mr Strawhorn said the brigade cooled the cylinder down with water and staff evacuated the building.
He said the fire brigade spent an hour making the area safe.
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