Fire Over the Fox Heat
People deal with extreme heat at Fire Over the Fox. Video by nbc26.comvideo
GREEN BAY, WI - Northeast Wisconsin is celebrating America’s independence, but not without extreme heat. Temps are soaring into the 90's today, with the heat index above 100 degrees.
But people are dealing with the hot weather to celebrate at Fire Over the Fox. Nearly 80-100,000 people are expected to attend.
“If I got any hotter, I’d fry,” said Sandy Hartman.
That seems to be how a lot of people are feeling, who came out earlier today.
"My little one, I don't know how much he's going to be able to handle, he'll get warm after a while and say can we go home,” said Sarah Fritchler.
Organizers want people to avoid the heat, but still have a good time.
"We definitely care about people's safety, they're own personal responsibility is also needed," said Jeff Mirkes with Fire Over the Fox.
They've tripled the amount of water at this year’s event.
"Find air conditioning, find some shade and make good decisions," said Mirkes.
Local businesses and the Neville Public Museum are open with air conditioning. There are also splash pads, free of charge.
"A lot of the activities are along the Fox River, we have a nice breeze coming off," said Mirkes.
"Thank goodness there's a breeze, otherwise we'd be in big trouble," said Sandy Hartman.