83-year-old dies from heat

August 18, 2009 3:38:31 PM PDT
Philadelphia has reported their first heat related death of the year. An 83-year-old woman was found Monday evening in her bed with a fan operating with all of the windows shut and no air conditioner.

Officials determine the cause of death to be heart disease and heat exposure.

If you know of anyone who needs help during the heat, please visit the Heat Tips page on 6abc.com to read ways that you and your family can stay safe this summer.