Across Delaware Valley, it's all about keeping cool

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Across the Delaware Valley, it's all about keeping cool these days. (WPVI)

If it wasn't hot enough already Saturday, how about adding in some fire?

Philadelphia firefighters battled a blaze at an abandoned church steeple in West Mount Airy.

With all the gear and flames, it was all about ice cold water and cold wet towels.

Luckily no one was hurt.

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This kind of oppressive heat will have you feeling all types of ways.



Others in the city weren't so fortunate.

The Philadelphia Public Health Department reported the first two heat-related deaths of this heatwave.

A 67-year-old woman died in Brewerytown, and an 82-year-old woman died in Port Richmond.

Those who ventured out Saturday tried to take precautions.

A crew of Army vets meets every year at Fairmount Park.

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Across the Delaware Valley, it's all about keeping cool these days.



They made sure to find a spot under a shady tree for the cookout.

Kids just down the street opted for some ice cream.

We came across some city youth looking to run like Malik Rush did at Valley Green on the trails.

The Simmons sisters stuck close to the water for some fishing.

As for dad, he was just trying to stay cool.

Action News is told the two women who died as a result of the heat had other medical complications.

If you're looking to stay cool, check out the city's interactive map of cooling centers and spraygrounds: http://gsg.phila.gov/map#id=b091d039d3d2495dbe02914d3216db8b
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