Two firefighters were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning with heat-related injuries.
They were fighting a fire on Wisteria Drive in south Charlotte, off South Boulevard, when they were sent to the hospital, dehydrated.
Fire officials said the heat is always a challenge, especially on a day like Tuesday.
Crews take added precautions by keeping extra water on the trucks and starting the hydration early. They also try to build in extra breaks.
“We’re going to rotate crews in and out,” said Chief Mike Steele. “The commander is going to try and pick up on signs of anyone who is stressed and needs rehydration -- try to keep frequent rotation of crews.”
The two firefighters are expected to be OK.
Fire officials said no one was living in the home that caught fire. The cause is still under investigation.
The fire shut down a section of South Boulevard for part of the morning commute.