ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis County has reported its first heat-related death this summer.
A 65-year-old Ferguson woman, whose home air conditioner was not working, was found dead Thursday.
The extreme heat is expected to stick around through Saturday evening.
The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory Wednesday. Its the first, and hopefully last, excessive heat wave to smother the region this summer.
In addition to the death, St. Louis County Health officials said in a press release Friday that nine people have been treated for heat-related symptoms this week, including one who was hospitalized.
The current heat wave has also sent a half-dozen people to hospital in St. Louis City, according to a tweet from St. Louis City Health Department Director, Pamela Walker.
The heat is not being blamed for any deaths in the City.