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High Temperatures Break Records in D.C., Baltimore

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WASHINGTON (AP) High temperatures have set records in Washington and Baltimore.

The thermometer at Reagan National Airport on Sunday reached 99 degrees, breaking the 98-degree mark for June 27 that had been in place for 30 years.

Baltimore also set a record with a temperature of 100 degrees, eclipsing a 58-year-old mark by one degree.

D.C. fire and emergency personnel say they are fielding more calls than usual amid the high temperatures.

Fire and EMS department spokesman Pete Piringer says over the past week, the agency received average of 565 calls per day, up from an average of about 450 calls.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 90s Monday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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