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Fighting fire in hot weather

Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Firefighters say hot weather may force them to do their jobs a little bit slower.

The heat index is expected to be near 100 for the next few days.

Firefighters' body temperatures get much higher than that while they are wearing their suits.

The Albany Fire Department has specific plans for this weather.

"We're working in shifts, working slow, we'll go to a certain point where we'll feel like we can stop. We stop, rehab, rehydrate, take a few minutes break. Go back in and dig it out to get it finished," said AFD Battalion Chief Keith Ambrose.

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