UPS driver dies day after turning 24; family warns other delivery workers of heatstroke concerns

LOS ANGELES — The family of a UPS driver in Southern California believes he died from heatstroke after finishing his last delivery just a day after turning 24 years old. Esteban Chavez Jr., of Downey, a city in Los Angeles County, was delivering packages in the Pasadena area on Saturday, June 25, when he collapsed. … Read more

9-month-old injured with 2nd-degree burns in Waller County mobile home fire, officials say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One child has already died in Houston in 2022 to heatstroke from being left in a hot car, and emergency visits to the hospital for heat-related illnesses are up. SEE RELATED STORY: Harris Co. hot car death: Mom may have left 5-year-old son in vehicle for 2-3 hours, sheriff says In … Read more

Triple digit heat leaves residents finding ways to stay cool

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Extreme heat in the triple digits forces people to find ways to stay cool, even for those working outside. As firefighters put out an apartment fire on Monday, they also had to ensure they didn’t overheat themselves. Houston Fire Department Deputy Chief Douglas Harrison says they had to adapt. “With the … Read more