Last week brought more hot weather to the Mountain Area and Bass Lake seemed to be the "cool" place to be. After minimal rain fall Monday, and several lightning-sparked wildfires in the foothills and high country with a low of 64 degrees Tuesday morning, temperatures are again expected to be near the century mark the end of this week and over the weekend.
The Sierra Senior Center behind the Oakhurst Community Center (49111 Cinder Lane) serves as a cooling center 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Details: (559) 683-3811. For additional information on county cooling centers, call the sheriff's department office of emergency services at (559) 675-7770.
With the hot weather, Mountain Area first responders are reminding everyone to keep hydrated and keep close eye on children when in or around water.