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Generals Cool Off Kids with Local Fire Trucks

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Jackson, Tenn. - Some Jackson firefighters' job on Monday was not to fight fires but to fight the heat at Pringles Park.

Young day campers made up a majority of the crowd at the Jackson Generals' day game. And good for them, firefighters were on hand to mist the crowd throughout the nine innings.

At first pitch at 12:05 p.m., the temperatures in Jackson was in the lower 90's. By the end of the game, the mercury had climbed to 99 degrees.

The Generals' staff said the crowd were not the only ones getting special attention in the excruciating heat. "We've even got some misting fans down in the dugouts for our players," said Xan Stewart, Sales Executive for the Jackson Generals.

Stewart added, "It's a really great thing that the fire department can come out and do this for us, just to keep everybody cooled down.

The Generals will not get a chance to escape the heat. They head to Pensacola, Fla., Tuesday. They return to Jackson on July 1.