To curb holiday weekend heat, South Fulton will open cooling stations



The city of South Fulton is turning its fire stations into cooling stations this toasty Memorial Day weekend.

The National Weather Service warns of a weekend heatwave in metro Atlanta area, with highs reaching the upper 90s, possibly record-setting temperatures.

South Fulton’s interim fire chief Jack Butler said all of the city’s fire stations are designed as places “of refuge from severe weather.”

“We encourage residents to take precautions to stay safe during the warm weather by reducing strenuous activity and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated,” he said.

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The city’s announcement Friday did not list specifics of what would be offered at the cooling stations.

The announcement said residents and non-residents can visit the following stations at any hour and any day this weekend to cool down:

• Fire Station 2, 4121 Cascade Road SW in Atlanta

• Fire Station 3, 4035 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park

• Fire Station 5, 3175 Bethsaida Road in Fairburn

• Fire Station 7, 5965 Buffington Road in College Park

• Fire Station 11, 4760 Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta

• Fire Station 13, 5890 Plummer Road in Atlanta

• Fire Station 15, 6720 Cedar Grove Road in Fairburn

• Fire Station 17, 8675 Ridge Road in Fairburn

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