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Robert Samberg drinks water at the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center. He went to the cooling center to beat the heat.

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Toledo hit 102 degrees Thursday, July 21, 2011.

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Sue Dykstra, Forester, Mich, delivers water to firefighters battling a fire on Buffalo Street Thursday night. Dykstra and her boyfriend Dan Gohlke, Toledo, delivered two cases of water to the firefighters to help them cool off.

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Mel Smith-Agin, a Shelly Company employee out of Findlay, wipes the sweat off of her face while directing traffic and construction vehicles at the corner of Briarfield Blvd and Salisbury Road where there is ongoing construction.

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Officer Burna Guy informs people that Willys Park Pool is at capacity and that no one else will be let in.

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Kids off in the water from a fire hydrant at the intersection of Walnut and Michigan streets in Toledo.

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Erica Patton, 14, eats a bubblegum pop at the Willys Park Pool.

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A power outage required the use of a generator at the Dog Warden's office to cool the dogs.

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Toledo firefighter Paul Secord takes a drink of water after battling a fire at 703 Woodville Road in Toledo, Wednesday, July 20. He is retiring at the end of his shift on Thursday morning.

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Larry Parks of Northwood cools off his dog Rocky in a park behind Lark School.

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Toledoan Tyler Wilkie, 20, submerges a chair and his ankles into the water to keep cool while life guarding at the Centennial Quarry in Sylvania.

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Toledoan Sandra Roccia finds a small piece of shade to read a book at the Centennial Quarry in Sylvania where she brought her grandsons for the day.

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Toledoan Ben Morse, 13, attempts to conquer the rings at the Centennial Quarry.

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Sylvania resident Kevin Schweickert, 13, dips into the water from the basket of a bobber at the Centennial Quarry.

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Terriona Grainger, 10, holds her cousin D.J. Morris, 4, as they cool off in the water at Savage Splash Pad.

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Daycare worker Tylesha Armstrong shelters under an umbrella while keeping an eye on her young charges at Savage Splash Pad.

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Adults cool off in the shade as children take to the water at Savage Splash Pad.

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Youngsters beat the heat at Savage Splash Pad.

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A huge fan blows on fair goers in the "Cinch & Saddle Club" barn during the Ottawa County Fair.

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Mary Brigman, from Toledo, fans herself during a break from the UFCW Local 75 tent during the Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor.

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The sun beats down on HCR Manor Care, 333 North Summit Street, and a worker from Great Lakes Restoration as he re-caulks expansion joints on the building.

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Damien Dudek, 3, is sprayed by his mother, Brittany Navarre, while he plays in the pool in front of Brittany's mother's home on Fullington Road in Toledo.

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Everett Obenour, McComb, sits in the shade near a fan in a horse barn at the Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor.

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A 4-H market hog cools off with a drink of water on a hot day at the Ottawa County Fair.

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Kirsten Rains, 14, cools off a fellow Kids & Kritters 4-H Club member's hogs at the Ottawa County Fair.

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A fireman sits of the roof of 1240 Beverly Hills Dr. in Toledo as he battles a fire caused by a lightning strike during a thunderstorm. No one was hurt.

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Traffic makes its way around a van stuck in flood water on Central Avenue past Monroe Street after a downpour.

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Whitmer football players Brandon Stalkamp, left, and Nate Wert hurry from the BGSU football stadium to their dorm during a downpour in Bowling Green that interrupted a three-day camp they were attending.

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Michael Goldsmith, of Sylvania, finds shelter from the rain at a restroom in Fossil Park while taking a three mile run. "I'm already drenched so if this lasts any longer I'll probably just run home," Goldsmith said.

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Laquell Burmeister jumps over flood water near her curb on her way home from work.

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A parked car on Powhattan Parkway is surrounded by water after a downpour.

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Jim Asbury, greens keeper at the Ottawa Park Golf Course, battles the sun to keep the putting green from drying out in the baking sun.

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Brooklyn Tolson, 6, right, and her sister Kaitlyn Tolson, 10, center, have a squirt gun battle with their cousin Alex Walker, 9, at Side Cut Metro park in Maumee.

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Friends Cody Cappelletty, left, and Jadan Rippeth, from Wallbridge, race out of the water while spending the day in the lake at Maumee Bay State Park.

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Aaron Imber, of Toledo, falls back into the water on a scorching day at Maumee Bay State Park.

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Assistant manager Doug Schlachter plugs in a fan so Emma Collins, Toledo, can feel the output at Home Depot on Airport Highway. Ms. Collins said her air conditioner has gone out.

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Kaylene Palmer of Adrian pushes out a cart containing two air conditioners as her sons, Austin, 9, left, and Ian, 7, hitch a ride at Home Depot on Airport Highway.

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Julie Wood, from Holland, gets a free bubblegum ice cream from Mr. Frosty's Kim Diehl during the free 'Key to Safe Teen Driving' class at Owens Community College.

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