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City Bracing For Heat Wave
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Heat can be deadly ... and local police and fire officials are urging residents to play it safe, with triple digits forecast for the bulk of this week.

The temperatures may cool a bit, down into the 90s, by the weekend but the next few days are expected to soar well past 100 degrees.

In light of that, and with state officials also urging extreme caution, the local effort is expected to include security checks on some of the city's older residents.

Like they did a couple of years ago, Escalon Police are planning to stop in and make random checks on residents, said Police Chief Doug Dunford, to make sure they are staying hydrated and have access to a cool place.

"We have partnered up with the fire department in years past and on the real hot days, which are forecast to be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we will go around and check, make sure everyone's okay," Dunford said.

Particular areas of interest will be Paddack Manor Mobile Home Park and Heritage House, the city's two senior citizen complexes.

National Weather Service forecasters are calling for highs ranging from 105 to 113 on Wednesday, July 9, with 112 forecast for Thursday, 107 for Friday and then finally a break - of sorts - on the weekend, with highs ranging from 94 to 104 both Saturday and Sunday.

Smoke in the area from ongoing wildfires in the state will only compound the problem, with officials urging residents to curtail outdoor activities.